locally owned since 1854

Lower Swatara man allegedly threatened to kill credit union employees on three occasions

Posted 8/1/18

Middletown police charged a Lower Swatara Township man for making threats against employees of the Members’ First Federal Credit Union on three occasions.

According to arrest records, …

This item is available in full to subscribers.

Please log in to continue

Log in

Lower Swatara man allegedly threatened to kill credit union employees on three occasions

Posted

Middletown police charged a Lower Swatara Township man for making threats against employees of the Members’ First Federal Credit Union on three occasions.

According to arrest records, Michael Keith Chaney, 63, of the 500 block of Mountain View Road, threatened to shoot an employee of the credit union June 14 while he was at the East Main Street branch in Middletown.

On July 5 and July 11, Chaney allegedly made similar threats by phone.

He was arraigned before District Judge David Judy on July 18 and charged with two felony counts of criminal use of a communication facility, three felony counts of making terroristic threats, and three summary counts of harassment.

Chaney is listed as being in Dauphin County Prison on $250,000 bail. He is scheduled for an Aug. 6 preliminary hearing before Judy.

Chaney also faces separate charges in Lower Swatara Township for allegedly having started a fire on the front porch of a residence in the first block of Lone Circle on July 6.

On July 20, Swatara Township police filed charges against Chaney of indecent assault against a person less than 13 years of age, corruption of minors, and unlawful contact with a minor.