Mount Carmel man testifies he and mother fear neighbor
SUNBURY - A victim of alleged terroristic threats testified Monday morning that he and his 101-year-old mother remain fearful of a Mount Carmel man charged with making the threats in April.
Robert Tamecki presented a victim impact statement to the court prior to the sentencing of William R. Bilder, 57, of 315 S. Hickory St., Apt. 312. Tamecki claimed Bilder assaulted him and threatened to kill him during an April 15 disturbance at Bilder's apartment building. The victim, who resides in the same apartment building, said he and his mother still fear that Bilder will follow through with his threats and requested Northumberland County Judge William H. Wiest to impose a harsh sentence on the defendant, who has a prior criminal record.
Bilder, who told the court he suffers from various medical problems, was charged by Mount Carmel Chief of Police Todd Owens with terroristic threats, stalking and disorderly conduct.
He pleaded guilty to simple assault and was sentenced Monday by Wiest to serve one year probation and ordered to pay a $300 fine plus costs, which is within the standard sentencing range. Wiest also prohibited Bilder from drinking alcohol and having contact with Tamecki, who reportedly has been involved in disputes with Bilder for several years.
Bilder was represented by Northumberland County Special Conflicts Counselor Susan Schwartz. First assistant district attorney Ann Targonski represented the commonwealth.