Roaring Spring man faces assault charges

Hess pulled gun during argument

WILLIAMSBURG — A Roaring Spring man is in jail after an argument ended with a gunshot.

No one was hurt Wednesday on the 500 block of West First Street after Levi S. Hess, 24, of 150 Emory Oak Lane, pulled a gun during a fight with his fiancee.

According to charges filed by Williamsburg police, Hess got up and pulled out a .40-caliber handgun as he argued with his fiancee in a bedroom.

He allegedly pointed the handgun at his fiancee and then fired the gun when she slapped it out of his hand. The round was fired toward the bed, police said.

After the gun fell to the floor, Hess started throwing items around the room before picking up a hatchet that was on the bed and breaking things, including a large mirror and the glass door of a gun cabinet.

Hess was taken into custody when police arrived and was booked on charges of felony aggravated assault and misdemeanor counts of simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, disorderly conduct and harassment.

He was jailed in lieu of $75,000 cash bail and is scheduled to appear before Magisterial District Judge Paula Aigner on Sept. 25.

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