Woman Jailed for Alleged Simple Assault Incident Involving Gun

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BRADY TOWNSHIP – A 50-year-old Luthersburg woman has been jailed on simple assault and related charges for an alleged incident involving a gun, reported the state police at DuBois today.

Marsha J. Depello, 50, of Luthersburg was charged with two counts of simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and harassment.

Depello was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Patrick Ford and incarcerated in the Clearfield County Jail in lieu of $25,000 bail.

The charges against Depello stem from an alleged incident that occurred Sunday at a Helvetia Road residence in Brady Township. Depello and the victim, a 50-year-old man, allegedly engaged in a verbal argument that escalated into a physical altercation when she punched him in the head.

The victim left the residence and made arrangements to retrieve his belongings with a third party. The victim later returned to pick up his belongings and portraits from the residence, according to state police.

While the victim sat in his vehicle across the roadway from the residence, Depello came out and threw one of his portraits off the front porch, breaking the glass near the roadway. Depello re-entered the residence and the victim followed in order to attempt to retrieve his remaining portraits.

While the victim attempted to take other portraits from the living room wall, Depello allegedly shoved him onto the couch and grabbed an unloaded gun. She then allegedly struck the victim on the head with the gun before cocking its hammer, pointing it at him and pulling the trigger, state police said.

The victim, state police noted, was not aware if the gun was loaded. When Depello pulled the trigger, he said the gun “clicked” but didn’t fire. As a result, the victim held Depello down and attempted to get the gun from her.

Witnesses, state police said, were able to take the gun away from Depello. The victim released Depello, retrieved his belongings and then left the residence.

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