Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Shenandoah Man Faces Charges for Threatening to Kill Woman

A Shenandoah man is facing charges for threatening a woman with a sharp object and threatening to kill her.

According to Court Documents from the Shenandoah Police, on Tuesday, April 18, 2023, around 6:00pm, Shenandoah Police Officer Matt Williams and Officer Cody Applegate were called to the area of the Rite Aid Pharmacy on North Main Street for a report of a man threatening a woman inside a vehicle.

Officers arrived at the scene and found the woman inside the Rite Aid Pharmacy with the male suspect not at the scene.

Officer Applegate stayed to speak with the victim while Officer Williams began to look for the suspect driving a black Chevrolet Monte Carlo.

A short time later, Officer Williams initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle pulling over Alex Fogarty, 33, of Shenandoah.

Fogarty was taken into custody without incident.

While questioning the victim, the woman said she had given her husband, Fogarty, a ride to Shenandoah when a verbal argument occurred between them.

During the argument, Fogarty allegedly pointed a small black pointed object at the woman and threatened to stab and kill her.  She then drove to the Rite Aid Pharmacy and ran inside the pharmacy.

Fogarty later admitted to threatening the woman.

A search of his record led to the finding that Fogarty was also wanted by West Mahanoy Township Police for a domestic incident that occurred in January 2023, where he was charged with simple assault and harassment.

Officer Williams charged Fogarty for Tuesday's incident with simple assault, terroristic threats, harassment, and driving with a suspended license.

Fogarty was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Anthony Kilker on both sets of charges.  Fogarty was released on $10,000 unsecured bail for each incident.