Teen charged with making terroristic threats for discharging firearm

A Sugar Grove teenager is behind bars after he allegedly expressed his displeasure about going to school by firing off a dozen rounds from a rifle in the air near the residence and a road.

Aaron J. McMillen, 18, of 9116 Jackson Run Rd., was charged by Warren-based Pennsylvania State Police in connection with the incident that occured Friday morning at about 8:30 a.m. at a residence just east of Brown Hill Rd. in Sugar Grove Twp.

According to the affidavit of probable cause filed with District Judge Laura Bauer, troopers were dispatched to the area on a report of McMillen discharging a rifle.

Upon arriving at the scene, police took McMillen into custody.

“We observed 12 spent 30-06 shell casings in the driveway of 9116 Jackson Run Rd.,” troopers explain. “One of the rounds was lodged into a pine tree approximately 20 feet from the residence. The other 11 rounds went in an unknown direction but they were in close proximity to several houses and public roads.”

A victim at the scene “related she was trying to get (McMillen) to go to school and he got mad and left the residence, drive a pickup in the driveway of the residence and then went back inside the house.”


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