Paul Joseph Herron Jr., 24, of Mountaintop was arrested on February 18, 2014 by Patrolman Kevin Stahley of the Fairview Police Department. He was charged with: Terroristic Threats With the Intent to Terrorize Another and Resisting Arrest.
According to the Criminal Complaint, on February 16, 2014, officers were called to a home on Woodlawn Ave. in Mountaintop, where Paul Joseph Herron Sr., the father of Herron Jr., told police his son had been drinking and started arguing with him. Herron Sr. threatened to call police, and Herron Jr. became agitated, and tried to take the cell phone away from his father. Herron Jr. told his father that he would get a gun and kill him if he called the police.
Police went in search of Herron Jr., after Herron Sr. advised them that he may have snuck out the back door of the house. Police followed footprints in fresh snow to a snow bank. Herron Jr. was lying on the ground behind the snow bank. The police tried to talk to him, but he became agitated when officers told him why they were there. Herron Jr. tried to escape police, but was tackled to the ground. As officers attempted to handcuff him, he continued to resist. He was eventually handcuffed and arrested.
Herron Jr. is jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility, unable to post the $25,000 bail set by Magisterial District Judge Daniel O’Donnell.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for February 26 at 10 am with Magisterial District Judge Ronald W. Swank presiding.