Franklin Man Faces Charges for Punching, Threatening Woman

| June 13, 2019

FRANKLIN, Pa. (EYT) – A Franklin man is facing criminal charges following an altercation in which he allegedly punched a woman and threatened to kill her.

Court documents indicate the Franklin Police Department filed criminal charges against 51-year-old Richard John Swartz, of Franklin.

According to a criminal complaint, around 11:51 p.m. on Sunday, June 9, Patrolman Brownlee, of the Franklin Police Department, was dispatched to a residence on Norman Street for a report of a domestic assault.

According to the complaint, the victim told Patrolman Brownlee that Richard John Swartz punched her in the nose and face.

Visible injuries to the victim’s face were observed.

The victim stated that Swartz also threatened her, stating “You know what, b****, next time I will kill you,” and said she feared for her life, according to the complaint.

The victim also said that Swartz threw her lockbox, causing it to smash into the ground and rendering it useless, unable to be locked.

Damage to the lockbox was also observed.

Swartz was arraigned in front of Magisterial District Judge Patrick E. Lowrey at 2:50 p.m. on Monday, June 10, on the following charges:

– Terroristic Threats with Intent to Terrorize Another, Misdemeanor 1
– Simple Assault, Misdemeanor 2
– Criminal Mischief-Damage Property, Summary

He was released on $1,000.00 unsecured bail.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 19.


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