Additional charges filed in Pine Creek Twp. assault

PINE CREEK TOWNSHIP — Last Friday, Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police reported that Donald Guy Shaffer, 64, Brookville, had been charged with aggravated assault after allegedly assaulting a female with a baseball bat at 11:30 p.m. on Aug. 7 in Pine Creek Township.

On Tuesday, police issued a report that, based upon a continuing investigation by police and consultation with the Jefferson County District Attorney’s office, an additional charge of criminal attempt/homicide was filed on Monday.

Shaffer was arraigned before District Judge Gregory Bazylak and is currently in the Jefferson County Jail in lieu of posting $500,000 cash bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 2 before Bazylak.