New Columbia man charged in alleged assault

DELAWARE TOWNSHIP — A New Columbia man has been charged with multiple counts following an alleged assault which occurred at 1:45 a.m. Nov. 10 at 1740 Turbot Avenue, Delaware Township, Northumberland County.

Christopher Walter, 49, of Bostion Road, has been charged with aggravated assault, terroristic threats, simple assault, strangulation, recklessly endangering another person, unlawful restraint, reckless driving and disregard traffic lane.

Troopers said Walter knocked Dane Hanford to the ground, put him in a choke hold and threatened to kill him.

After Hanford walked out of the home, Walter allegedly pulled a 9 millimeter handgun on him.

As Hanford was leaving the scene, troopers said Walter chased him in a vehicle, allegedly pointing the gun out of the window and toward Hanford.

A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Dec. 1 before District Judge Michael Diehl of Milton.

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