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March 1, 2013

Police: Man threatened bar patron

— A Johnstown man was jailed Thursday after police said he fired a shot at a woman on Ash Street after threatening to gun down a man inside a Horners­town bar.

City police charged Charles Albert Pleasants, 38, of the 900 block of Ash Street, with three counts each of aggravated assault and reckless endangerment.

He also was charged with one count each of possession of a firearm prohibited, firearm not to be carried without a license and terroristic threats.

Police said the incident started with an argument at the

Club House II, a bar along Ash Street.

Pleasants, who goes by the name “Pretty,” pointed a handgun in the face of a man there and threatened to shoot, according to a police criminal complaint.

The man told police Pleasants said, “Don’t say anything to me. You think I am playing.”

The man at the bar told police he feared for his life.

“He was going to kill me,” the man said. “I could see it in his eyes. The only reason I am alive right now is because I shut up.”

Pleasants returned to his home and a woman there told him to leave, police said.

Police said Pleasants chased the woman down the street while firing a handgun.

The woman called 911 and a dispatcher heard a gunshot. No injuries were reported.

Police later found Pleasants in the area of the bar.

Pleasants has a felony conviction dating back to 2006, police said, which means he is prohibited from having a firearm.

He was arraigned by on-call District Judge Max Pavlovich of Richland Township and sent to the Cambria County Prison after failing to post $100,000 bond.

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