Ax-Wielding Pleasantville Man Allegedly Threatens Wife, Second Victim

| April 20, 2017

police-car-2OIL CREEK TWP., Pa. (EYT) – An ax-wielding Pleasantville man has been charged with terroristic threats and related charges after a domestic incident occurred on Tuesday night in Oil Creek Township.

According to a criminal complaint, around 9:18 p.m. on April 18, Franklin-based State Police were dispatched to 22452 Wendel Way for a domestic violence incident.

The complaint states that 55-year-old Michael Glenn Roseman, was allegedly following his wife around the house with a large knife while threatening her.

The victim left the house and was with a second victim in the driveway trying to leave the property when Roseman came out of the garage and allegedly threw an ax at them, according to the complaint.

Both victims were able to get away and call 911, the complaint continues.

Officers were met by “Roseman who admitted to throwing the ax and also to carrying around the knife but denied trying to harm or scare anyone,” according to the complaint.

He was taken into custody, and an ax and a knife were also retrieved at the scene, the complaint states.

Roseman was arrested and arraigned at 11:50 p.m. in front of District Judge Albert Fish on the following charges:

– Terroristic Threats W/ Int To Terrorize Another, Misdemeanor 1
– Simple Assault, Misdemeanor 2 (two counts)
– Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Misdemeanor 2 (two counts)

Unable to post $25,000.00 monetary bail, he was lodged in the Venango County Jail.

A preliminary hearing is set for 8:30 a.m. on April 26 with Judge Fish presiding.


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