Crime

Bellefonte man holds knife to girlfriend’s face, threatens to set house on fire, police say

A Bellefonte man is facing charges in Clinton County after an alleged altercation with his girlfriend.

According to a news release by state police at Lamar, Joshua Fuller, 34, got into a verbal argument at about 11:45 p.m. Saturday at a residence in Gallagher Township. During the argument, Fuller allegedly threatened to burn down the residence and swung a box cutter at the woman, trying to cut her arm.

He’s also accused of grabbing the woman by the neck and pushing her against a wall, police said, before swinging a knife at her and holding the knife to her face.

Fuller was charged with misdemeanor counts of terroristic threats and simple assault and a summary count of harassment, according to court documents. Bail was set at $5,000.

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