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Jim Thorpe man jailed following gun incident

Published July 27. 2011 05:02PM

A Jim Thorpe man was jailed last evening following a gun pointing incident.

Borough police identified the suspect as Thomas D. Dobbie Jr., 38, of 241 Center Ave.

According to the police report Douglas Smela, of 209 Center Ave., was driving home from work about 8 p.m. when he said a man stopped him in front of 241 Center Ave. and began yelling at him. Smela said the man, later identified as Dobbie, was yelling at him about urinating on his garage. Smela told officers he had no idea what Dobbie was talking about.

He related that Dobbie went back into his residence and then returned with a shotgun. Smela said Dobbie proceeded to strike the passenger side roof of his car, above the door, then pointed the gun at him.

Smela went home and called officers.

Dobbie was taken into custody and arraigned before duty District Judge Bruce Appleton, of Palmerton, on charges of aggravated and simple assault, terroristic threats, recklessly endangering another person, possessing an instrument of crime and criminal mischief.

He was committed to the county prison in Nesquehoning after failing to post $50,000 straight cash bail.

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