A Williams Township man accused of assaulting a repo man reclaiming a tractor kept the vehicle for the time being but is now behind bars.
Jeffrey Travis Snyder, 40, was arrested and charged with making terroristic threats, simple assault, reckless endangerment, and harassment.
Snyder was sent to Northampton County Prison in lieu of $10,000 bail.
The victim told Pennsylvania State Police on the night of July 4th, he went to Snyder’s home at 850 Browns Drive in the township and knocked on the door, but no one answered.
The victim began to load the tractor on his flatbed truck, when Snyder came out of the house, allegedly pulled a pistol and fired a round into the woods several feet away from the victim.
The victim said he told Snyder he was repossessing the tractor, and the two began arguing.
Snyder hit the man three times in the face and twice in the body, according to state police. Troopers said they could see the victim had a swollen lip and a scratch on his cheek.
Snyder reportedly told officers he feared the man was going to hit him, so he hit the man first.
The man unchained the tractor and dropped it to the ground. The victim said when he got into his truck and began driving down the driveway, Snyder allegedly came out with a rifle pointed at the vehicle and told the victim to get off his property or he would shoot.
Snyder denied making threatening comments or pointing a rifle at the victim. Troopers said they found an empty rifle and two loaded pistols on the property.