Friday, October 28, 2022

Man Locked Up in Schuylkill County Prison for Frackville Home Invasion

A man is locked up in Schuylkill County Prison for breaking into a home in Frackville.

According to court documents, on Monday, October 24th, 2022, State Police responded to a home in the 100 Block of South Center Street, in Frackville, after a man reported that someone was trying to enter his home.

Troopers arrived at the home and spoke to the victim who said he heard banging noises from outside.   The victim said he found his back door kicked in and found a man in the doorway pointing a gun at him.  The man fled after the victim yelled at him.

Police reviewed the victim's surveillance, and identified the suspect a Jonathan Kachelries, 49, of Ashland.

The victim told police that Kachelries used to reside in the home next door and the two have had issues in the past.

Kachelries was taken into custody later that day on charges of criminal trespass-breaking into a structure, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, and criminal mischief.

He was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Edward Tarantelli and locked up in Schuylkill County Prison on $100,000 straight cash bail.