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Police: Phoenixville Man Made Terroristic Threats

The alleged incident occurred in Norristown on July 21.

A Phoenixville man stands accused of making terroristic threats after he brandished a gun in the home of a Norristown man.

According to The Times Herald, Ernest Key, 31, was arrested on July 21 in Norristown after he allegedly showed a man his gun, told him he owed him money, then, after the man locked himself in his bedroom, broke a window with a brick and threatened him.

The alleged incident occurred on the 200 block of Knox Street in Norristown.

Key was charged with two counts of terroristic threats, simple assault, three counts of criminal mischief, providing false information to an officer, and recklessly endangering another person.

Bail was set at $25,000. Key faces preliminary hearing on July 30.

. July 28, 2012 at 12:29 PM
TheNate, this is a FREE site! If you are so unhappy with it, start your own site to do the "supplemental reporting". At least you are allowed to post real opinions here. Your comments never even would have been posted on the Pottstown Merc site or any other Journal Register newspaper site as they censor everything and don't do much better on the reporting side. Stop with the complaining already.
TheNate July 29, 2012 at 04:24 AM
Richard - there's no need to be rude. My comments are never deleted on the JRC sites because I do not attack people. Yes, it's a free site. It's also called a business. See these ads? It makes money for AOL. Reposting another media outlet's material is like reselling a competing restaurant's food - it doesn't speak much for your confidence in the quality of your product. I was offering suggestions on how to improve the site. If that invites such abuse, you don't deserve my feedback.
. July 29, 2012 at 10:51 PM
TheNate- First off nobody "attacked" you. Second, the JRC sites do NOT do real time posting and censor every post. They only show ones the editor sees fit. I like that this site allows real time posting and only removes truely offensive stuff. Third, YOU don't pay a nickle to use this site. The ad rates are based on site hits so again if you don't like the site, you should get lost as then your hits wouldn't count for rate purposes. Finally, I don't work for or have any vested interest in this site other then liking a decent place to get local news where you can express opinions without censorship. Just because someone takes exception to or challenges what you say doesn't mean they are "abusing" or "attacking" you.I was simply offering suggestions on how you could improve your bad attitude. If that invites such abuse, you don't deserve my feedback. Peace out.
TheNate July 30, 2012 at 12:33 AM
You really need lessons in how to act like a human, RIichard. Read over what you said to me. IF someone said that you you, would you think: 1. What an insightful raconteur! And his nom-de-blog is delightfully witty! or 2. What a freakin' jerk. He uses generalizations like "never," feels I accused him of having a vested interest in Patch (could you show me where I did?) and doesn't understand that this isn't a free service, but is paid for by advertisements. If all Patch is going to be is JRC news with ruder commentary, it's a waste of bandwith. I'm done with this.
. July 30, 2012 at 01:19 AM
TheNate - 1. If you don't like my "nom-de-blog" (who speaks like that?) or my posts, simply DON'T REPLY! 2. This site is free for the user. Period. 3. You sound like a little baby who is threatening to hold his breath until he gets what he wants! If you don't like the site, DON'T READ IT! I doubt anyone will miss your witty complaints like "If I wanted to read the Times-Herald or the Mercury, I'd go to their website". Fin

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