By PHILIP A. HOLMES
Two men have been jailed on charges stemming from separate domestic disturbances, according to city and Montoursville police.
Edwin Ray Beeman, a homeless 51-year-old man, has been charged with two counts of terroristic threats and one count of harassment for allegedly grabbing Wendy Burns by the face with both his hands after he walked into the woman's home in the 1000 block of Calvert Avenue about 12:20 p.m. on Sunday, city police said.
Burns already had a protection from abuse order filed against Beeman, police said. "If you call police, you're going to pay," Beeman told her, according to an affidavit. He also told her that when he "gets out, she is dead," police said.
Beeman, who was in an intoxicated state, also allegedly threatened neighbor David Miller, telling him: "I have five brothers, and you are first on my list," police said.
Beeman was taken into custody minutes later without incident in the 900 block of Hepburn Street, police said. Following his arraignment before District Judge Allen P. Page III, Beeman was committed to the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $10,000 bail. He waived his preliminary hearing on Thursday.
Also behind bars is Christopher Joseph Elliott, another homeless man who is in trouble with the law for allegedly making threats against his former Montoursville girlfriend, Tobby MacInnis.
Borough police said Elliott, 25, made telephone calls to MacInnnis' home in the 300 block of Cherry Street on Tuesday, telling her he would "put a gun to a family member's head or whoever was in front of the house just so that she would spend one last day with him," an officer said in an affidavit.
In another call to the woman, Elliott told her "I'm coming with a gun real soon," police said.
Arrested late Wednesday afternoon in Jersey Shore, Elliott was arraigned before Page on two counts each of terroristic threats and harassment and one count of stalking. He was jailed in lieu of $10,000 bail.