A 45-year-old Ulster man is facing terroristic threats and resisting arrest related charges following incidents in Rome Township on July 10.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, the Pennsylvania State Police were dispatched to a Rome residence on reports of a man brandishing a pistol as he drove by the victims’ residence. The victims told troopers that Michael Kinney of Ulster had threatened to kill one of the victims as he drove past and was inebriated at that time. Kinney is accused of fleeing the scene before returning in a blue New Holland farm tractor. Kinney is further accused of depositing two rolls of hay in the victims’ driveway before fleeing again.
Troopers initiated a traffic stop on Ghent Hill Road in Ulster and found Kinney to be verbally and physically combative. The affidavit stated that Kinney had trouble keeping balance on his feet and had a strong odor of alcohol coming from his person. The Ruger pistol was recovered from the front passenger seat of the black Jeep Grand Cherokee that Kinney first went to the residence in.
Kinney is accused of being combative throughout being in custody and is accused of attempting to break free from troopers twice while at the Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital for a blood draw which was refused by Kinney.
Kinney is facing charges of misdemeanor resist arrest/other law enforce in the second degree, misdemeanor simple assault in the second degree, misdemeanor DUI: general impairment of driving safely — first offense, misdemeanor terroristic threats with intent to terrorize another, summary violation harassment and summary violation criminal mischief — damage property.
Kinney is in the Bradford County Correctional Facility on $200,000 bail and has a preliminary hearing on Aug. 13 with Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton.