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Police say man threatened brother in text messages: Police and Courts Roundup

Posted 6/4/19

Middletown police charged a Mechanicsburg man for sending text messages to his brother who lives in Middletown, saying he wanted to hurt and kill him.

Police on May 28 charged Roscoe N. Roy Jr., …

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Police say man threatened brother in text messages: Police and Courts Roundup

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Middletown police charged a Mechanicsburg man for sending text messages to his brother who lives in Middletown, saying he wanted to hurt and kill him.

Police on May 28 charged Roscoe N. Roy Jr., 38, of the first block of Pheasant Court, with terroristic threats and harassment.

The victim’s brother showed police text messages from Roy in which Roy said he would “put a bullet in your chest” and “shatter your right shoulder and arm so you’ll never swing again,” according to arrest papers police filed with District Judge David Judy.

Roy is awaiting setting of a preliminary hearing.

Man charged in fight

State Police charged a Royalton man after a fight in the 300 block of Northumberland Street on May 26.

Scott Wayne Garrison, 35, of the Northumberland address, punched a man in the chest and in the face, causing his forehead to bleed, during a dispute over cellphone service being cut off, police said in arrest papers filed with District Judge David Judy.

The victim then struck Garrison in the face by pushing a screen door shut, causing a small cut to Garrison’s forehead, police said.

Garrison was arraigned before District Judge Kenneth A. Lenker on May 26 and charged with simple assault and harassment.

Bail was set at $5,000 unsecured. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for June 3.