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Schuylkill man jailed Saturday

Published October 05. 2009 02:55PM

A Schuylkill County man was jailed on Saturday, Sept. 26, after a domestic incident in which a gun was used.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said troopers were dispatched to the home of Kristel M. Roeder-Slinski and Stephen Slinski, 86 Branch St., Tremont, about 8:34 p.m. to a report of an active domestic dispute with shots fired. Upon arrival troopers learned that the couple had been arguing earlier in the day and Slinski left the house. He returned about 8 p.m. and went to the basement where he retrieved a pistol and ammunition

He then returned upstairs and sat on a couch where he began to wipe the weapon down. He then wrapped the weapon in a blanket and with both hands extended in front of him pointed the gun at his head and pulled the trigger about two times. On the third pull of the trigger the gun went off with the round going through two walls in close proximity of Mrs. Slinski, who was standing two to three feet from him. At this point she ran from the home as her husband picked up a two by four and proceeded to smash a computer.

He was taken into custody and charged with terroristic threats, recklessly endangering another person and harassment. He was arraigned before duty District Judge James Ferrier, of Orwigsburg, and committed to the county prison in lieu of $10,000 straight cash bail.

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