An Oil City man is facing charges in connection with a domestic violence incident last week in Perry Township, Clarion County, that involved a hunting rifle.

A criminal complaint filed by Clarion state police says a woman told police that her boyfriend, Daniel Hilliard, 21, spit on her, shoved her and threatened to kill her on June 3.

The woman ran out of the home to get her father for help, according to the complaint. When the woman's father opened the door of the home, Hilliard was pointing a loaded hunting rifle at him and threatened to kill him if he took another step, police said.

The two men then wrestled for the rifle, and Hilliard punched the man several times in the face, police said.

Hilliard was arrested Thursday and placed in the Clarion County jail. He was then released on bail.

He was charged with two counts of terroristic threats, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and two counts of harassment.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 1:15 p.m. Tuesday before district judge Jeffrey C. Miller.

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