Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Pottsville Man Charged After Threatening Teens with a Gun Over the Weekend

A Pottsville man was charged after he allegedly threatened teens with a gun over the weekend.

According to the Pennsylvania State Police at Schuylkill Haven, the incident began on Seltzer Road in Norwegian Township when Rick Carl, 51,  approached four teens for using a shared driveway.

Police say Carl began waiving a gun in close proximity to the victims then confronted one of the teens and struck  the teen in the head with the firearm.

Carl was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, 4 counts of terroristic threats, 4 counts of simple assault, 4 counts of recklessly endangering another person, disorderly conduct, harassment, and public drunkenness.

Carl was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Stephen Bayer and locked him up in Schuylkill County Prison on $50,000 (10%) cash bail.

Carl has since posted bail.

A preliminary hearing is set for April 9th, 2020 before Magisterial District Judge David Plachko.

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