Monday, June 6, 2022

Pottsville Man Accused of Threatening Man with Shotgun, Attempts to Flee Police

A Pottsville man is locked up in Schuylkill County Prison after he allegedly threatened another man with a shotgun early Sunday.

According to Pottsville Chief of Police Richard Wojciechowsky, on Sunday, June 5th, 2022 around 12:10am, Pottsville Police were dispatched to the 400 block of E. Market Street for a reported fight. 

Upon arrival it was learned that during the original dispute George Rohrbach Jr., 24, of Pottsville had threatened a 23-year-old Pottsville man with a shotgun. 

Rohrbach was located inside 412 E. Market Street and initially refused to exit the residence. 

After a short period, Rohrbach did so and was taken into custody without further incident. 

The firearm used by Rohrbach was recovered by police and investigators further learned that Rohrbach was designated as a person not to legally possess a firearm due to a past felony conviction. 

A criminal complaint was prepared by Ptl Jeremy Lengle charging Rohrbach with Aggravated Assault, Terroristic Threats, Possessing Instruments of Crime, Person not to Possess a Firearm, Reckless Endangerment, and Persistent Disorderly Conduct. 

He was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Reiley who set bail at $50,000. 

During transport from Reiley’s office Rorhbach attempted to flee from custody and was quickly apprehended. 

A separate criminal complaint was then filed charging him with Attempted Escape. Rohrbach is currently incarcerated in Schuylkill County Prison.