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Posted on: June 15, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Washington Boro Man Charged with Threatening Elderly Neighbor while Gripping Shovel


A Washington Boro man is charged with threatening to knock out his elderly neighbor’s teeth while gripping a shovel last month.

Roger G. Chenault grabbed hold of the 74-year-old man’s shirt while making the threats May 10 on Spring Meadow Lane.

Manor Township police charged Chenault, 58, with misdemeanor counts of simple assault and terroristic threats. Assistant District Attorney Mark Fetterman approved the charges.

Chenault was arrested Wednesday when he appeared for a hearing with his probation officer, stemming from a conviction of ethnic intimidation and related charges, according to Fetterman, who also prosecuted that case.

Chenault was remanded to Lancaster County Prison on Wednesday.

In February, Chenault pleaded guilty to using racial slurs while threatening a female driver at an intersection near his home. Chenault was sentenced to 10 years of probation.

In the latest incident, Chenault grabbed his neighbor by the shirt and threatened to “knock out the rest of your teeth.” At one point, Chenault raised the shovel, causing the victim to think he’d use it.

Chenault is presumed innocent.                                      

He has a preliminary hearing upcoming as well as a hearing regarding his probation status.

MEDIA CONTACT: Brett A. Hambright, 717-295-2041;; Twitter: @BrettHambright

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