Area Man Allegedly Threatens to Burn Down Butler County District Judge’s Office

| June 7, 2023

BUTLER TWP., Pa. (EYT) – A Butler man reportedly threatened to burn down a District Judge’s office on Tuesday.

According to Butler-based State Police, a known 54-year-old Butler man called Magisterial District Judge Lewis Stoughton’s office at 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday, June 6.

Police say the suspect threatened to burn down Judge Stoughton’s place while on the phone and also threatened the staff at the office.

The suspect was charged with the following:

  • Aggravated Assault – Fear of Imminent SBI Designate Individuals
  • Terroristic Threats
  • Simple Assault
  • Harassment
  • Recklessly Endangering Another Person

According to police, the known suspect was taken into custody on Tuesday, June 6, without incident and placed in the Butler County Prison.

The victim is a 58-year-old Chicora man and Magisterial District Court 50-1-01.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The name of the suspect will be released upon the completion of court document filings. An updated article will be posted at this time.

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Category: Local News, News, Police & Fire Calls

Jacob Deemer is a reporter for EYT Media Group, who is based out of Venango County. He started his career as a sports writer for a local newspaper before contributing to as a beat writer for the Pittsburgh Penguins. He has spent over 6 years covering sports, crime, and local news in Venango, Clarion, and Jefferson Counties.
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