Tatamy Man Accused of Pointing Loaded Shotgun at Girlfriend

Matthew Balodis, 30, of Tatamy was charged with aggravated assault and related charges after allegedly pointing a loaded shotgun at his girlfriend during an argument.

A Tatamy man pointed a loaded shotgun at his girlfriend and shoved her in an incident early Tuesday, court records say.

Matthew Balodis, 30, of the 200 block of High St., is charged with aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person, terroristic threats and harassment.

A criminal complaint filed by Trooper Robert Ace of state police at Belfast said the incident occurred around 4:42 a.m. When he arrived at Balodis’ residence, he talked to the girlfriend, who said she and Balodis had been arguing in the residence’s office.

Balodis was holding a shotgun and trying to unjam a shotgun shell from the weapon, she told the trooper.

She said that during the argument, Balodis pointed the shotgun at her and asked her to leave. He then shoved her, she said. She left and called a friend.

Balodis was arraigned later Tuesday by District Judge Jackie Taschner of Palmer Township and committed to Northampton County Prison in lieu of $50,000 bail.

Jeepers63 January 31, 2013 at 11:39 PM
Now here is a guy who should not own a gun of any kind, ever. Just cause you have an argument with someone or get mad about something doesn't mean you shot someone.


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