Danville man threatened mom with knife, shotgun
MOUNT CARMEL - A Danville area man was placed in Northumberland County Prison after police said he threatened his mother with a hunting knife and shotgun Saturday.
State police charged Jacob B. Popolow, 21, of 2433 Snydertown Road, Danville, with misdemeanor counts of terroristic threats, simple assault and recklessly endangering another person, and issued a citation for harassment following the 8:30 p.m. incident at the home of April Popolow.
According to court documents filed by Trooper Wendy Keefer of the Stonington barracks, April Popolow came to the station Sunday to report the incident. She told police she was attempting to sleep on the living room couch when her son entered the room and began verbally insulting her.
Police said Jacob pulled out a large hunting knife and began violently swinging it near his mother, knocking items off of a coffee table. Jacob left the living room and ran into the basement.
When the mother followed and started down the steps, Jacob appeared in the doorway of the basement, looking up the stairwell and pointing a 12-gauge shotgun at her, saying he was going to kill her.
April Popolow began to reason with her son to lower the shotgun, which Jacob did and then retreated to the basement, slamming the door behind him.
Jacob Popolow was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Hugh Jones of Mount Carmel and committed to jail on $50,000 bail. A preliminary hearing is set for Wednesday, July 30, before Jones.