A 40-year-old Hughesville man refused to leave a tree stand that wasn't his and pointed a crossbow at a victim's face, according to Pennsylvania State Police.
Michael Allen Frantz, of Green Valley Road, Hughesville, had a preliminary arraignment on November 5, 2019, before Magisterial District Judge Jon E. Kemp, who set his bail at $25,000.
Frantz was held for court on one first degree misdemeanor count each of terroristic threats with intent to terrorize another and possessing an instrument of a crime with intent.
Frantz reportedly was sitting in a tree stand that did not belong to him when the victim noticed him and asked him to leave.
The victim and his children were riding on all terrain vehicles and checking trail cameras on their private property when they noticed Frantz, according to the October 25, 2019, affidavit by Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Anthony Mazzone.
"Frantz was previously told multiple times that he was not to be on the property or in the tree stand," Trooper Mazzone wrote.
Frantz refused to leave the tree stand despite being asked multiple times by the victim, according to Trooper Mazzone.
The victim began to climb the one-man tree stand to try to remove Frantz, who allegedly pointed a crossbow at the victim with his finger near the trigger area.
"He put the crossbow within a foot of the victim's face and stated multiple times that he would shoot and kill the victim," Trooper Mazzone wrote.
The victim then climbed down from the tree stand and cut the ladder strap, according to police.
Police said Frantz admitted in a later interview that the tree stand was not his.