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.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Keystone Markers give insights about towns but have fallen victim to time, theft or traffic accidents
- ‘Wax weed’ worries authorities
- United Way Impact Fund Grants to award $445K to 26 Butler County nonprofits
- Freeport VFW initiates its ‘monumental project’
- Pyrotechnics display turns from benefit to burden in Tarentum
- State store relocates to Highlands Mall
- Man who threatened to jump from Tarentum Bridge in custody
- Plum landslide to be fixed after year
- New Kensington dedicates fireworks festivities to longtime coordinator
- Lower Burrell couple charged with 6 misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty
- Soggy conditions don’t deter people from Springdale jubilee