Green County, Pa. Man Arrested For Allegedly Threatening Mother on Mother’s Day

A Greene County man was arrested on Mother’s Day for allegedly threatening to kill his mother with a gun.

John Kenneth Thorpe, 26, of Cumberland Township, allegedly arrived at his residence at 3 a.m. Saturday and entered through a window, according to Cumberland Township police. He then woke up his mother, began yelling at her, grabbed her by the hands and started pushing her, according to court documents.

Police said Thorpe allegedly threatened to get his pistol and kill her, before she got away from him and called 911. Police said Thorpe allegedly took the phone from her and wouldn’t give it back. His mother waited for Thorpe to fall asleep before she left the house to go to her daughter’s residence, police said.

Her daughter returned to Thorpe’s home to retrieve her mother’s cell phone, but Thorpe allegedly became “hostile” with her as well. Thorpe allegedly grabbed her and told her he would “be over to kill her and her family,” the complaint said.

Police said Thorpe’s mother got a protection-from-abuse order against him, and returned to her residence once Thorpe had left.

Police arrested him Sunday and charged him with two counts each of terroristic threats, simple assault and harassment. He was arraigned Sunday morning by District Judge Lee Watson and is being held at the Greene County jail on $20,000 bond.


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