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Corry man jailed after threats made with compound bow

A Corry man is behind bars on a litany of charges stemming from an incident where he threatened golfers at Spring Creek Frontier Golf with a compound bow.

Daniel C. Hellman, 31, 312 Essex St., was arrested by Warren-based State Police on Monday.

Three troopers were dispatched at about 3:30 p.m. to the area of Hyer Road for a disturbance when a victim reported that “a male with a crossbow had been threatening customers and staff at her golf course,” according to the affidavit of probable cause.

The individual was located and identified as Hellmann and found “with a compound bow and arrows in his hands on the railroad tracks just west of the golf course,” police state in the affidavit.

Hellmann was taken into custody and while being transported to the Starbrick barracks, troopers allege he kicked and destroyed the camera system in the patrol unit.

Once there, troopers say Hellman “began to spit on the floor and make himself vomit. He then attempted to spit on myself and other troopers multiple times, just barely missing,” the affidavit states.

According to the criminal complaint, Hellman attempted to spit on them “after admitting he had a communicable disease.”

The affidavit adds that Hellman “related he was going to cut us up into pieces and scalp anyone wearing a Trooper campaign hat.”

Troopers interviewed witnesses at the scene. A staff member said at about 10:30 a.m. customers had reported that a man was yelling with a compound bow and arrows on the tracks just off the property.

Staff confronted him later in the day “after he was a further nuisance” and Hellmann responded by yelling “You better run girly!” and “Run girly, run!” Another staff member then approached him and “Hellman began to load his bow with arrows while staring down” staffers “causing the two to flee.”

Troopers say that staff then evacuated all golfers from the area.

Online court records indicate Hellman was arraigned Tuesday morning by District Judge Laura Bauer and was placed in the county jail in lieu of $100,000 bail. An August 18 preliminary hearing has been scheduled.

Charges include four counts of terroristic threats, harassment, public drunkenness, disorderly conduct, institutional vandalism and seven counts of aggravated assault.

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