From staff reports
An Oil City man is facing aggravated assault charges after he allegedly threatened to shoot another man at an East Third Street residence around 8:40 p.m. Wednesday.
A criminal complaint filed through district judge Andrew Fish’s office said Oil City police were sent to the home for a report of a verbal dispute in which one of the men had a gun.
Police arrived and observed 21-year-old Jacob Bish leaving the home. Bish was told to place his hands in the air, and police took a revolver from him, 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.
The man then let go of the woman out of fear he would be shot, the complaint said.
He was arraigned before Fish and placed in the Venango County jail on $25,000 bail.
A preliminary hearing is tentatively scheduled Wednesday in Central Court.