LEWISTOWN - Mifflin County Regional Police said Harry J. Smith, 59, of Lewistown, was taken into custody and faces a felony and two misdemeanor charges after a domestic dispute involving a firearm on April 10.
Police were dispatched at 9:15 a.m. April 10 to 1245 Glenwood Ave. in Derry Township for a reported domestic disturbance, according to a report received Sunday by The Sentinel. Police said it was reported that a male and female were inside the Glenwood Avenue residence, and the male, being in possession of a firearm, had fired one shot.
According to police, upon arrival, officers removed the female from the residence. Officers then identified the male as Smith, and further investigation revealed that Smith was intoxicated, police said.
Harry J. Smith
Inside the residence, officers found a loaded .40 caliber Hi-Point handgun and an extra magazine of ammunition, police said. Officers saw a spent shell casing on the kitchen floor, according to the report. Police said a bullet hole was observed in a partition wall between the kitchen and living room. According to police, the bullet was found to have traveled from the kitchen, through the wall, and into a computer desk into the living room area, where officers were able to recover the bullet.
Police said that in speaking with the female, officers learned that Smith discharged the firearm while both he and the female were seated at the kitchen table. They learned that a verbal altercation transpired before the shot was fired, police said.
Police said Smith was taken into custody and charged with discharge of a firearm into an occupied structure, recklessly endangering another person and simple assault by physical menace. He was arraigned before Magisterial District Justice Aaron L. Gingrich and lodged in the Mifflin County Correctional Facility, according to police.