2 facing charges in Cranberry Twp. assault

From staff reports

Two Meadville men are facing charges in an aggravated assault incident that occurred about 12:20 a.m. Tuesday in Cranberry Township.

Franklin state police said Forrest Lee, 23, and Damon Olson, 18, were arrested after troopers responded to a residence on Route 322 for a report of a man being threatened with a 9mm handgun.

The man told police he had been approached outside by two men, later identified as Lee and Olson, who had asked to camp in the woods by his residence.

The man said he had denied the request, upon which Lee pointed a gun at him and made threats against his life, police said.

Lee and Olson were later apprehended at the Franklin Sheetz, where police located the handgun inside their vehicle. Lee was also in possession of a glass smoking pipe, police said.

Lee is facing a felony count of aggravated assault and misdemeanor counts of use/possession of drug paraphernalia, terroristic threats, simple assault, disorderly conduct and loitering. He is also facing summary counts of harassment and driving with a suspended license.

He was placed in the Venango County jail. Bail was denied as Lee is a threat to society, according to online court documents.

Olson is facing misdemeanor counts of possession of a controlled substance and loitering and a summary count of disorderly conduct.

Preliminary hearings are tentatively scheduled June 13 in Central Court.