Two charged in separate domestic cases

After receiving threatening text messages from her ex-husband, the woman “heard yelling and screaming coming from the railroad tracks behind her home” in the 100 block of Broad Street in Montgomery about 11:30 p.m. on June 23, state police alleged in an affidavit. The woman recognized the voice of the ex-husband, Benjamin A. Walk, 46, who earlier texted her that he “was coming over to the house and that he was going to kill her,” police alleged in the court document.

The alleged threats prompted the woman to flee the home with other family members, police said. Walk, of 156 Montgomery St., Montgomery, texted a second family member, saying “he hoped she dies,” police alleged. Walk had already fled the scene when stated troopers arrived on the scene, but was nabbed the next day and arraigned before District Judge Jon E. Kemp on charges of terroristic threats, disorderly conduct and harassment. He was placed in the Lycoming County Prison after bail was denied.

In another domestic case, Andrea Denise Page, 40, of 1125 Charles St., has been charged endangering the welfare of children, simple assault and harassment for punching a teenage daughter five times in the face at the family’s home about 1:10 a.m. Saturday, city police alleged in court papers. Following her arraignment before District Judge Gary Whiteman, Page was initially jailed, but has since been released on $5,000 bail.


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