A Kane man is in McKean County Jail for allegedly threatening to kill his former girlfriend and her mother.
John Marconi, 47, of Pennsylvania Avenue, is charged with two counts of terroristic threats that cause a public inconvenience and one count of firearms not to be carried without a license, all third-degree felonies, and one count of disorderly conduct, a third-degree misdemeanor.
According to the criminal complaint, on Sept. 5, Marconi’s sister and mother contacted police to tell them he had made threats to kill his ex-girlfriend and her mother, and then to kill himself.
A Kane Borough Police officer went to the former girlfriend’s residence and she advised police that he always carries a small pistol with him.
Marconi’s family gave police the address where he was staying, and police saw his vehicle parked there. Other police officers were called to the scene as well, and evacuated the homes around the residence, the complaint alleged.
Marconi exited the home and was heading toward his vehicle when a police officer stopped him and the two engaged in conversation. Marconi was standing on the porch and an officer asked him to go to the police station to talk with them. Marconi refused and said “if we tried to make him it would end badly for us,” the complaint stated.
Marconi was becoming increasingly agitated, and said he was done and started toward the back door of the residence. An officer tased him to prevent him from entering the home, the complaint stated.
He was cuffed and searched, and officers found a loaded handgun in his waistband, a pocket knife and three rounds of ammo in his pocket. Police asked if there were any additional weapons. He said yes, and they were on the back porch. Officers found 10 additional weapons on the back porch, three of which were right beside the back door, the complaint alleged.
Marconi was taken to the hospital for evaluation. He was arraigned Friday before District Judge David Engman and remanded to jail in lieu of $300,000 bail. He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on Sept. 20.