Pennsylvania sheriff accused of pointing gun at reporter

By Eric W. Dolan
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 20:51 EDT
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Sheriff George David via screenshot
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A reporter interviewing Beaver County Sheriff George David in Pennsylvania claims that the sheriff pointed a gun at him and threatened to take his life.

John Paul, founder of the Beaver Countian, interviewed the sheriff on Monday concerning financial issues. Two other sheriff’s deputies were also in the office for the interview.

During the interview, the sheriff pulled out his gun and began waving it around, according to Paul. He also allegedly threatened to kill Beaver County Times reporter J.D. Prose and the Beaver County Prothonotary Nancy Werme, who were both absent.

After the interview, Paul filed a report with the police department.

Sheriff David has denied the accusations against him. The two deputies present during the interview also said Paul was never threatened.

State police are investigating the reporter’s claim.

Watch this video from WPXI, broadcast April 17, 2012.

With reporting by David Edwards

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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