Crime

Port Matilda man charged with assault, burglary, making terroristic threats

A Port Matilda man is charged with assault, burglary and making terroristic threats over a reported incident in Taylor Township this weekend.

A family member of Daniel Lee Swisher told state police early Sunday morning that he heard a gunshot and yelling outside of his home, according to state police. When he walked outside to investigate, he saw Swisher pointing a rifle at another family member, according to police. When he went outside, Swisher reportedly pointed the gun and threatened to kill him, according to the criminal complaint. The man went inside and told police that Swisher attempted to break into the home, according to police.

Swisher is being held at Centre County Correctional Facility on 10 percent of $75,000 bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Dec. 31.

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