Sheriff found not guilty of making threats

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BEAVER. – A Western Pennsylvania sheriff was found not guilty of assault, terroristic threats and witness intimidation after a five day trial.


Jurors delivered the verdict Friday afternoon in the trial of Beaver County Sheriff George David.


Prosecutors claimed David threatened a news blogger with a gun in 2012 while being questioned about whether bidding procedures were followed in buying deputies’ uniforms.


But David testified the blogger wanted him to intercede on behalf of the blogger’s domestic partner, a police officer who was in danger of being fired for horsing around with a stun gun on duty.


David said the verdict “shows you how far a lie can go.”


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