Attempted Homicide Charges Filed

PENN TOWNSHIP — A man from Lycoming County faces attempted homicide and assault charges for threatening to kill two people.

Police said William Hellenthal, 60, from Muncy Valley fired shots through a door in a home along Beaver Run Road, near Hughesville Thursday night. The man who lives there was not hurt.

Hellenthal then assaulted Jean Hellenthal, his estranged wife, in the home. She has a protection from abuse order against him, according to troopers.

Both the suspect and victim were taken to the hospital and later released.

Hellenthal was charged with attempted homicide, aggravated assault, simple assault, and terroristic threats.