Jackson Center Man Charged with Attempted Homicide Following Standoff

| July 31, 2014

JACKSON CENTER, Pa. (EYT) – A Jackson Center man is facing a slew of charges following a drunken escapade that led to the shooting of another man yesterday.

According to a published article in wkbn.com, 22-year-old Matthew Jordan Sines, of Franklin Road, Jackson Center, was arrested after he allegedly got drunk and shot another man through the wrist, sending a stray bullet toward the room in which Sines’ one-year-old child was sleeping.

Sources say two females, ages 17 and 22, were also in the apartment at the time of the shooting.

According to sources, PSP Mercer and a SWAT team were on the scene, and neighbors were evacuated to a nearby church.

Police believe Sines either fell asleep or passed out, woke up around 7:30 a.m., and went outside to go to work, sources say.

This was the point in which he encountered heavily armed officers, according to sources.

He faces the following charges:

– Aggravated Assault (Felony 1)
– Criminal Attempt – Criminal Homicide (Felony 2)
– Simple Assault (Misdemeanor 1)
– Endangering Welfare of Children (Misdemeanor 1)
– Recklessly Endangering Another Person, 3 counts, (Misdemeanor 2)
– Harassment – Subject Other to Physical Contact (Summary)

He was lodged in the Mercer County Prison in lieu of $250,000 bail.

He faces a preliminary hearing at 9:15 a.m. on August 13 in front of Magisterial District Judge D. Neil


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