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November 4, 2013

Assault suspect waives hearing

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WINDBER — Police: Reade Twp.

man pointed gun


PATTON – A Reade Township man was charged with aggravated assault Saturday after police he said pointed a gun in the direction of a man in a Sheetz parking lot in Patton Borough.

In a criminal complaint, Patton police allege James Paul Hoopsick, 52, of Flinton, pointed a combination shotgun/rifle in the direction of a man and threatened to shoot.

Police recovered the weapon and a box of shells from Hoopsick’s Ford Ranger. No shots were fired.

Hoopsick was charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, reckless endangerment and terroristic threats.

He was arraigned by on-call District Judge Max Pavlovich of Richland township and sent  to the Cambria County prison after failing to post 10 percent of $25,000 bond.

Patrick Buchnowski is a reporter with The Tribune-Democrat. Follow him on twitter.com/PatBuchnowskiTD.

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