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Irwin man faces charges after altercation

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Sunday, July 6, 2014, 7:21 p.m.

An Irwin man was charged with aggravated assault Saturday after he allegedly pointed a shotgun at a Salem man and woman and threatened to kill them.

Police said Joseph Stoll Jr., 18, went to a Salem residence at 1:25 p.m., where he got into an altercation with a 40-year-old man.

Police identified the older man as Stoll's girlfriend's father.

After the man told Stoll to leave, Stoll pushed him, police said. The man then struck Stoll and again ordered him to leave, police said.

Stoll got into his vehicle and drove a short distance before stopping and retrieving a 12-gauge shotgun from his car. Stoll racked the pump-action shotgun and pointed it at the man and a 38-year-old woman and said he was going to kill them, police said.

Stoll's girlfriend then got between him and the man and woman and persuaded Stoll to leave, police said.

Additional charges of simple assault, reckless endangerment and terroristic threats were filed against Stoll.

He was arraigned Sunday before District Judge Joseph A. Dalfonso.

Stoll was placed in the Westmoreland County jail after being unable to post $15,000 bail.

He faces a preliminary hearing July 14 before Washington Township District Judge Jason Buczak.

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