WARREN, Pa .– A Pennsylvania man is behind bars on a litany of charges arising from an incident in which he threatened golfers at Spring Creek Frontier Golf with a compound bow.
Daniel C. Hellman, 31, 312 Essex St., Corry, Pa., Was arrested Monday by Warren State Police.
Three soldiers were dispatched around 3:30 p.m. to the Hyer Road area over unrest when a victim reported that “a man with a crossbow was threatening customers and staff at his golf course”, according to the probable cause affidavit.
The individual was located and identified as Hellmann and was found “With a compound bow and arrows in his hands on the railroad tracks just west of the golf course”, police state in the affidavit.
Hellmann was taken into custody and while being transported to Starbrick Barracks, soldiers claim he kicked and destroyed the patrol unit’s camera system.
Once there the soldiers say Hellman “Started spitting on the floor and making himself vomit. He then tried to spit on myself and other soldiers several times, barely missing ”, the affidavit states.
According to the criminal complaint, Hellman attempted to spit on them “after admitting he had a contagious disease.”
The affidavit adds that Hellman “Said he was going to cut us into pieces and scalp anyone wearing a Trooper campaign hat.” “
The soldiers questioned witnesses at the scene. A member of staff said around 10:30 a.m. customers had reported a man shouting with a compound bow and arrows on the rails right next to the property.
Staff confronted him later that day “After he was another nuisance” and Hellmann responded by shouting “You better run girly!” and “Run girly, run!” Another staff member then approached him and “Hellman started charging his bow with arrows while looking down” Staff “scare the two away.”
Soldiers say staff then evacuated all golfers from the area.
Online court records show Hellman was arraigned Tuesday morning by District Judge Laura Bauer and placed in county jail in lieu of $ 100,000 bail. A preliminary hearing on August 18 is scheduled.
The charges include four counts of terrorist threats, harassment, public intoxication, disorderly conduct, institutional vandalism and seven counts of aggravated assault.