A Derry Township man was charged after allegedly pointing a handgun at a friend’s head during an argument at a party in Derry Borough over the weekend.
Derry Borough police charged Jonathan Harold Sauer, 24, with two counts of aggravated assault, three counts of reckless endangerment and single counts of simple assault and harassment in connection with the alleged altercation early Saturday outside a home on East First Avenue.
According to court documents, the alleged victim contacted police and said Sauer had become angry over comments about a woman during the party, then went to his vehicle to get a .380-caliber handgun and threatened to shoot the man.
Officer David Marghella wrote in an affidavit of probable cause that people at the party were able to disarm Sauer.
Sauer turned himself in to police a day later, claiming he could not remember the events because he blacked out, police said.
He was arraigned Sunday before Magisterial District Judge Mark Bilik and ordered held in Westmoreland County Prison in lieu of $10,000 bond before posting bail later that day. Sauer is scheduled to appear before Bilik for a preliminary hearing Oct. 16.