PHOENIXVILLE -- A Phoenixville man was ordered to stand trial in district court Thursday on terorristic threat charges after he allegedly threatened to kill a Charlestown Township man in May.
Andrew Richard Matz, 25, of the 1400 block of Charlestown Road, Phoenixville, is charged with terroristic threats; and criminal mischief.
According to court testimony, the complainant, whose name is being withheld by The Phoenix, said he received a threatening phone call from Matz around 2:31 a.m. May 18.
"I've spoken to him before and I know the cell phone number," said the complainant. "He was upset with me and he was going to come to my house and kill me. He was loud and sounded like he was intoxicated. He was cursing and threatening."
The complainant testified he believed Matz was serious with his threat to "come to his house in 20 minutes to kill him."
"I believed he was serious, which is what made me call 911," he said. "They transferred me to the Pennsylvania State Police, who told me that they were on their way and to call 911 if he was to call again. I was received another
phone call from the same cell number, but I didn't answer the phone."
The complainant said a short time later, Matz showed up in his front yard.
"I called 911 and they stayed on the phone with me until the State Police showed up," he said. "(Matz) was on my front lawn, and then he threw a piece of concrete through my bay window.
"Glass went everywhere and over to the other side of my living room. I was home alone with my 10-year-old daughter at the time."
According to court documents, Pennsylvania State Police Trooper George Layaou said that Matz was taken into custody after leaving the victim's residence.
After hearing all of the testimony, Magisterial District Judge Ted Michaels held the charges over for trial.
Matz was remanded back to Montgomery County Prison in lieu of ten percent of $2,500 cash bail.
His next court appearance is scheduled for Thursday, July 10, 2008 in the Court of Common Pleas in West Chester.