Man facing assault, terroristic threats charges

Staff writer

A Pleasantville man is facing assault charges after he allegedly threw an ax in the direction of his wife Tuesday at their home on Wendel Way in Oil Creek Township.

Michael G. Roseman, 55, was taken into custody by Franklin state police following the incident.

A criminal complaint filed through district judge Andrew Fish’s office said trooper Keith Johnson was sent to the home and spoke with Roseman’s wife who said Roseman was at the residence and had been following her around with a large knife and threatening to harm her.

Roseman’s wife and another man had been trying to leave the home to get away from Roseman, the complaint said.

While they were leaving the driveway, Roseman came out of the garage and threw a large ax in the direction of his wife and the other man, the complaint said.

Roseman admitted to police he had thrown the ax and had been carrying a knife, but he denied trying to harm or scare anyone, the complaint said.

The ax and knife were retrieved by police at the scene, the complaint said.

Charges filed against Roseman include misdemeanor counts of terroristic threats with intent to terrorize another, two counts of simple assault and two counts of recklessly endangering another person.

Roseman was arraigned Tuesday and placed in the Venango County jail on $25,000 bail.

A preliminary hearing is tentatively scheduled April 26 in Central Court.