Man jailed for allegedly shooting bow, arrow at friends

WATSONTOWN — Lucas H. Nye, 44, of Watsontown, was arrested after allegedly shooting a bow and arrow and assaulting victims who were friends on Nov. 23 between the hours of 10:30 and 11 p.m. on East Fourth Street, according to a press release.

The release stated Nye shot a bow and arrow at one victim and attempted to shoot the same victim a second time before Nye was eventually disarmed.

During a struggle on the ground at the residence, Nye allegedly also attempted to stab the victim with the arrows.

Within the residence at East Fourth Street, Nye threatened to kill three other victims and tried to throw a wooden chair onto another victim.

When the victims were able to flee the scene, Nye began to chase after them and threw a wooden chair at the victims’ vehicle, documents allege.

Other victims from the scene were injured from being pushed or put into a headlock by Nye. The injuries were not serious and none of the victims were transported to the hospital, according to Sgt. Greg Drollinger.

Nye was charged with two counts of aggravated assault, terroristic threats, three counts of simple assault, possession of an instrument of crime and recklessly endangering another person. The dispute is still under investigation.

He was arraigned in front of District Judge Michael Toomey and is currently jailed in lieu of $200,000 in the Northumberland County Jail.


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