Man Accused of Stalking Woman with Hatchet

Marvine-Pembroke man accused of making threats to police officer after he was picked up outside of woman's home with hatchet in his pants.


A Marvine-Pembroke resident who threatened a police officer Friday night earlier had a hatchet down the right side of his pants and was intoxicated as he sat in a car outside the home of a woman who obtained a Protection from Abuse order against him, according to court records.

Harry Atwood Jr., 42, of 1209 Hilton St. was in the driver’s seat of a gold Oldsmobile on the 400 block of Taylor Street on the SouthSide when police spotted him around 8:20pm. responded to a report of a PFA violation, the records say.

The hatchet found down the right side of his pants had a red handle. Police also found that his driver’s license was suspended.

Atwood was arrested and was “very irate” once in the patrol car. He smelled of alcohol and made numerous threats of physical harm to the officer. He also refused to cooperate for a blood test.

Atwood was charged with carrying a prohibited offensive weapon, terroristic threats, DUI and driving while operating privilege is suspended or revoked.

He was arraigned later Friday night by on-duty District Judge Douglas Schlegel of Wind Gap and committed to Northampton County Prison after failing to post $20,000 bail.


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