LARKSVILLE — A borough man faces numerous charges after allegedly firing a shot past his stepson during a family dispute on Sunday.
Michael W. Palkovic, 45, of Wilson Street, Larksville, was charged with aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person, discharging a firearm into an occupied structure, disorderly conduct and two counts each of terroristic threats and simple assault, borough police said.
Police said that according to witnesses, Carmen Pane, 18, was at his mother’s house to remove his belongings when an argument erupted over Pane also taking his dog. A witness said Pane pushed his mother out of the way in order to leave and, while on the back deck, Palkovic fired a gun, and the bullet went into the deck.
Pane told police that while inside the residence, Palkovic had pointed the gun at his face at one point, and that the bullet Palkovic fired went past his leg while on the deck.
Pane was cited with harassment for allegedly shoving his mother, police said.
Palkovic was arraigned before District Judge Richard Cronauer and released on $10,000 unsecured bail. As a condition of bail, all firearms were seized from the residence.