New Kensington man shot by father arraigned on assault, trespass charges
A New Kensington man who police say was shot by his father was arraigned Monday on several charges stemming from incidents that occurred before he was shot.
Christopher Scott Allias, 35, of Kimball Avenue was charged with four counts of simple assault, a count of making terroristic threats, and a count of defiant trespass.
As of Monday afternoon, Allias was being held in Westmoreland County jail in lieu of $5,000 bond.
Two of the assault charges and the defiant trespass charge stem from an incident police said occurred on Feb. 10 at about 10:50 a.m., when they were called to Allias' parents house on Jefferson Avenue in Lower Burrell.
Earlier that morning, the Allias men got into a physical altercation in New Kensington, according to police, and Christopher Allias made a verbal threat to his father. The argument took place outside of Christopher Allias' residence, which his father owns.
New Kensington Police arrived but neither man wanted to press charges.
According to court documents, Allias went to his parents' home in Lower Burrell to talk to his mother, Sue, about the earlier incident.
Police said Charles and Sue Allias repeatedly told their son to leave their property. Police said that when Christopher Allias refused, his father picked up a pipe wrench and ordered him to leave. When he again refused, his father struck him in the shoulder with the wrench.
According to his arrest papers, Christopher Allias then grabbed his father by the neck and threw him to the ground. Charles Allias told his wife to call the police.
When Sue Allias tried to call the police, her son grabbed her phone and threw it, police say.
Charles Allias started to make his way toward his bedroom, and his son followed. Police say Charles Allias once again told his son to leave in the bedroom.
Christopher Allias responded by saying, “What are you going to do, shoot me?”
Charles Allias then shot his son in the leg with a .38-caliber revolver, according to court documents.
Police say one of the simple assault charges stemmed from an incident the day before, when Christopher Allias confronted his girlfriend.
Court documents said that Allias and his girlfriend were arguing when Allias threw a candlestick at her, hitting her in the back.
His girlfriend went to an area medical center for treatment for cuts on her back and bruises to her wrists, according to court documents.
Lower Burrell police did not return calls for comment in regard to whether Charles Allias will be charged for allegedly shooting his son.
R.A. Monti is a freelance writer for Trib Total Media.