Charges withdrawn against OC man

From staff reports

An Oil City man accused of pointing a gun at another man during an altercation at an East Third Street residence last week had his charges withdrawn Wednesday in Venango County Central Court.

Jacob Bish, 21, had been facing a felony count of aggravated assault and misdemeanor counts of simple assault, terroristic threats and recklessly endangering another person, in addition to a summary count of harassment.

The charges stemmed from a July 18 call to Oil City police when they were sent to the East Third Street home for a report of a verbal dispute in which one of the men had a gun, according to a criminal complaint filed through district judge Andrew Fish’s office.

Police arrived and spoke with Bish, who told police he had been involved in a verbal and physical dispute with another man. He had tried to de-escalate a verbal argument between the man and a woman, the complaint said.

The altercation between the man and woman continued and turned physical, at which point Bish removed his firearm and pointed it at the other man, the complaint said. Bish told the man to let go of the woman, or he would shoot, according to the complaint.