Oil City Man Who Shoved Woman, Repeatedly Punched Man, Threatened Him With Hunting Rifle Sentenced to Time Served

| December 5, 2019

CLARION CO., Pa. (EYT) – An Oil City man who shoved and threatened a woman and then repeatedly punched a man and threatened him with a hunting rifle was sentenced to time served on Wednesday.

Clarion County President Judge James Arner sentenced 21-year-old Daniel Stephen Hilliard to time served plus two years probation on Wednesday, December 4.

Hilliard was ordered to a minimum of 30 days up to a maximum of two years less one day confinement on one first-degree misdemeanor count of terroristic threats and two years of probation on one second-degree misdemeanor count of simple assault, with the sentences to run concurrently.

He was granted credit for 30 days time served and placed on immediate probation.

Hilliard pleaded guilty to the above referenced charges on Wednesday, November 6.

As a result of the plea agreement, the following charges were dismissed:

– Terroristic Threats With Intent to Terrorize Another, Misdemeanor 1
– Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Misdemeanor 2
– Harassment – Subject Other to Physical Contact, Summary (two counts)

The charges stem from an incident that occurred on Monday, June 3, when Trooper Lingle, of the Clarion-based State Police, was dispatched to a residence on Stephens Road in Parker, Perry Township, Clarion County, for a report of domestic violence.

Details of the case:

According to a criminal complaint, upon Trooper Lingle’s arrival, he made contact with the victims. The female victim related that her boyfriend, Daniel Hilliard, spit on her, shoved her to the ground, and stated that he wanted to “f****** kill her,” and she then ran out of the house and got her father for help.

According to the complaint, the female victim’s father then opened to door of the residence, and Hilliard was standing at the door with a loaded hunting rifle pointed at him. Hilliard then allegedly said to the male victim: “If you take one more step, I’m going to kill you,” and stepped toward him with the rifle. The male victim then grabbed the barrel of the rifle from Hilliard, and the two men wrestled over it until the male victim gained control.

Hilliard then punched the male victim in the face multiple times with a closed fist, according to the complaint.

He was arraigned in front of Judge Miller at 11:15 a.m. on Thursday, June 6.

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