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Bullskin burglary suspect charged with threatening witness

Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
 

A Springfield Township man who allegedly forced his way into a Bullskin business in October had charges filed against him after he allegedly threatened the witness.

In the early morning of Oct. 11, Keith Wayne Nicholson, 38, of 161 Laws Road, Normalville, forced his way into Martin Auto Wreckers only to find a 55-year-old man inside.

Police said Nicholson sprayed the man with a fire extinguisher during the burglary attempt.

Nicholson was found in possession of a drill bit set and two wrench sets, valued at about $500, that belonged to the victim, state police said.

State police at Uniontown reported that later that day, Nicholson contacted the man via telephone in a threatening manner.

Nicholson was originally charged with burglary, criminal trespass, theft, possessing an instrument of crime, simple assault, criminal mischief, harassment, unlawful operation of an all-terrain vehicle on a street and two counts of receiving stolen property.

The new charges include retaliation against a witness or victim and harassment at District Judge Ronald Haggerty Jr.'s office. Police reported that Nicholson was booked at the Fayette County Prison with bond set at $50,000.

A preliminary hearing was set at 2:15 p.m. Thursday before Haggerty.

Mark Hofmann can be reached at mhofmann@tribweb.com or 724-626-3539.

 

 
 


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