Man accused of pointing firearms waives hearing

Staff writer

A Franklin man accused of pointing firearms at people who had parked in front of his Ninth Street residence waived his preliminary hearing Wednesday in Venango County Central Court.

Jeffrey Judson, 65, was charged with misdemeanor counts of terroristic threats, simple assault and recklessly endangering another person.

A criminal complaint filed through district judge Andrew Fish’s office said a man went to the Franklin police station last week and told officers he had been walking to his car when he heard a knock from a nearby window.

The man looked toward the window where he could see Judson, who pointed at him and then raised what appeared to be a rifle aimed at him, the complaint said.

The man told police that he proceeded to his vehicle, fled the scene, called a family member and then went to the Franklin police station to report the incident, the complaint said.

Police later met with two more people who said they had a verbal disagreement with Judson over the two parking in front of the Judson residence, the complaint said.

The pair told police they didn’t engage Judson and left in their vehicle, the complaint said. They said Judson then followed them in his vehicle but eventually stopped, the complaint said.

The pair said they received a phone call from a witness who told them that Judson had at least two firearms pointed out his window into the public area, the complaint said.

The pair didn’t feel safe returning to the area, where one of the two resides, so they went to the police station to report the incident, according to the complaint.

Judson remains in the Venango County jail on $50,000 bail.