Thursday, August 6, 2020

Frackville Man Charged with Attempted Homicide After Shooting

Frackville Police have identified the man arrested on Wednesday after a shooting in the borough.

According to Police Chief Rick Bell, Stalin Columna, 28, of Frackville, was charged with 1 count of criminal attempt homicide, 2 counts of aggravated assault, 4 counts of recklessly endangering another person, and 1 count of propulsion of missile into an occupied vehicle.

Columna was arraigned Wednesday night by on-call Magisterial District Judge David Plachko who set bail at $250,000 straight cash.

According to Bell, on Wednesday, August 5th, 2020 around 4:15pm, police responded to a report of shots fired in the area of South Penn Street and Arch Street, Frackville.

The incident reportedly occurred over a dispute between the victim and the shooter who knew each other.  It was not over a neighbor dispute as originally reported.

It was also reported that at the scene, an AR-15 and two shell casing were recovered and a van was struck a bullet that passed through a side window and out through the windshield.

Local police including Mahanoy Township, Butler Township, Sheriff's Department, and others responded to assist.

No injuries were reported.

Responding units cleared the scene around 5:45pm.


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