A 67-year-old Meadville man accused by Meadville police of making racist threats and saying he would kill another man near his Diamond Park home will head to trial after waiving his preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Samuel Pendolino on Monday.
Francis A. Truhan Jr. allegedly came to the door holding a firearm and smelling strongly of alcohol when police arrived at 914 Diamond Park to investigate the incident at 9:52 p.m. Sept. 20, according to the probable cause affidavit filed by police in the case.
A 28-year-old man told police that Truhan had told him, “I know your kind, I got something for you.” The man told police Truhan also told him, “I’ll kill you” and then called him by a racial epithet and an obscenity.
The nature of Truhan’s alleged comments led to his being charged with ethnic intimidation, a third degree felony.
Truhan also faces misdemeanor charges of terroristic threats, simple assault and recklessly endangering another person and summary charges of disorderly conduct and public drunkenness.
A trial will be scheduled for the March term of Crawford County Court of Common Pleas.
Truhan remains free on $10,000 unsecured bond.