Man accused of threatening roommate waives hearing

From CDT staff reportsJuly 16, 2014 

The Penn State student who allegedly threatened his roommate over electronics was in court Wednesday.

Ryland Nolan Smith, 18, of Montoursville, waived his preliminary hearing on charges of felony aggravated assault and misdemeanor simple assault and terroristic threats.

The charges stem from a July 9 incident in which Smith reportedly pulled a knife in an altercation with his Beaver Hall roommate over a nonfunctioning Xbox game system. He was subsequently arrested by university police and arraigned in front of District Judge Kelley Gillette-Walker, who set bail at $200,000.

Smith remains incarcerated at Centre County Correctional Facility.

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