The First Deputy Treasurer of Beaver County told police he fired warning shots into the air to scare away a man who had allegedly attacked him at his home.

Richard Allen Little, age 36 of Beaver Falls, was arrested on August 15th on misdemeanor charges of simple assault and summary harassment after he allegedly punched First Deputy Treasurer Cebran Netherland in the face multiple times.

According to an affidavit filed by the South Beaver Township Police Department, Cebran Netherland was sitting on his front porch on August 12th with his wife and two other female relatives, when Richard Little began walking toward his house yelling at one of the women demanding to see his children. The Beaver Countian does not name alleged victims of domestic abuse.

Netherland told police that Little sat on his porch and continued yelling for approximately 5 minutes before the man stood up and began punching him in the face.
Netherland said he was in fear and pulled out his “Taurus ‘The Judge’ revolver” and fired three “warning shots” into the air in an attempt to scare Little away.

Little reportedly ran to his car in reaction to Netherland’s gunfire and left the scene.

Netherland’s wife called 911 to report the alleged assault. Police say photographs subsequently taken of Cebran Netherland’s face showed it to be red and swollen.

A preliminary hearing in the case has been scheduled for September 7th.

John Paul
John Paul is the founder of the Beaver Countian. He reports full-time for the site, specializing in investigative journalism with an emphasis on public corruption.

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Don Jones
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Don Jones

Being physically assaulted and fires not one, not two, but THREE warning shots?? If I feel threatened, you MAY get a courtesy warning shot. If I’m being PHYSICALLY ASSAULTED?? Stand your ground. Shoot to Kill.

Hauser Christian
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Hauser Christian

Or be a man and fight back.

Don Jones
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Don Jones

Not if I get attacked without provocation.

Lindsey
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Lindsey

Do you really think this is the whole story? The man was yelling at his ex about seeing his kids and then just turns around and starts punching someone that’s not involved? I highly doubt that. And they just happened to have a gun right there with them? Where did this happen, Aliquippa?

Bryan Linville
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Bryan Linville

Wow I didn’t even fire a warning shot when I was attacked behind my shops counter and I was the one riding in the back of a squad car.

Don Jones
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Don Jones

I believe it. I know quite a few people with similar situations.

Bryan Linville
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Bryan Linville
Gringo
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Gringo

Bryan, the story you link clearly indicates you have no clue on how to properly handle a firearm, plus pulling a gun on a woman???..pussy.
Before we jump to conclusions, and look up your past arrests for corruption of a minor, bribery and others, please tell us why she was yelling at you and in what context. A quick search revealed the lady you pulled a gun on has no record in beaver or Lawrence county, not even a ticket!

Aldo Gorlami
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Aldo Gorlami

Gringo:

It’s still early, but I’m calling it. You win the internet today.

bambi
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bambi

Gringo? weird name for a women.

gringo
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gringo

Bambi, common name for a stripper or hooker or most likely the term used in the LGBT community for a….just google it please.

Michael Muhammad
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Michael Muhammad

Hauser Christian πŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎ

Michael Muhammad
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Michael Muhammad

Hauser Christian look at him, of course he’s going to shoot! #Deplorable’s

Don Jones
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Don Jones

Better believe it.

Don Jones
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Don Jones

Where are the rest of my deplorables at?? Give me a πŸ‘πŸ»

OutofBC17%tax
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OutofBC17%tax

Who won PA? Enough said! I stand with President Trump!

Hauser Christian
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Hauser Christian

Don Jones Mr. Jones, unfortunately I’ve been attacked unprovoked a couple of times in my life. I defended myself and we both walked away. Point being don’t be a pussy and throw hands if you have to.

Mungo Jerry
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Mungo Jerry

@Mr Christian…..hurrah hurrah you’re a big tough guy! No more need to profess your bravado! Sam colt said his peacemaker was the ultimate equalizer. If a 300 pound man wants to beat up a 120 pound woman then she can pull out some instant, equal defense . Yes I know you will say but this isnot the same thing. Well who the hell gives any thug the right to bully, assault, rape ……you name it ….some innocent victim?!?

You dont know if the victim just had back surgery, is dying from illness, is elederly…etc.etc.etc..maybe they just dont know how to fight anddo not want to be assaulted…..think snowflakes! My point is no person should not be safe on their own porch and then further be ridiculed because they had the balls to defend themselves in any manner they see fit. So see carrying a licensed firearm for protection does not make one a “pussy” as you seem to believe.

Just like Mr Jones I believe if anyone should be so unfortunate as to find themselves on my porch trying to punch anyone in their face ……well I do believe in any warning shot either, which by the way is about as stupid as shooting someone just in the leg to stop them…….hahaha not in Mungo’s backyard.

Gray Squirrel
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Gray Squirrel

Mungo Jerry I agree totally , not in my back yard either, what Gun Control means to me, ” A firm stance an a smooth trigger squeeze , placing the second round in the first rounds hole ” ammo is too expensive to be giving warning shots.

I understand Castle Doctrine an Stand Your Ground Laws.

When i first read this, several questions came to mind . , will the First Deputy Treasurer be charge with Reckless Discharge of a Fire Arm ? Did he go inside an retrieve said fire arm ,( Malice aforethought ) or did he have his weapon on his person as the reports says ?
Did he feel this Battery raised to the level of drawing a weapon an discharging it ? There was no claim Richard Allen Little had a weapon of any sort ?
A 45 cal. is a heavy chunk of lead to be shooting in the air , those round must come down at some point ( Physics ) , will they come down harmlessly , or strike someone in the head ?
Make no mistake about it, i’m not advocating what Richard Little did, but would you an I be charged with a Fire Arms crime if we weren’t part of the Court House Mob ?

Mungo Jerry
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Mungo Jerry

Yes Sir Mister Gray!
I believe whole heartedly that if a person is armed with said firearm on his person it is not too hard I would imagine to envision a jury siding with the common sense understanding that the aggressive perp who may not presently be amed BUT he will be when he pummels said person and disarms them! And of course nobody’s physically taking Mungo’s Colt 45 compact 6+1

Agreed on never should have fired a single warning shot let alone 3 and in the air!!!

One must have a very focused self confidence to assert by vocal command to said perp a directive to cease or stand down your aggressive approach/attack. Verbal art of self defense…..reald it all and also if anyone on here conceal carries you must go on amazon or whatever and by a book titled “in the gravest extreme” written by a scholar in the field named Massad F Ayoob……..enjoy and be safe!

Gray Squirrel
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Gray Squirrel

Agreed Mungo , i have few colt 45’s , 1911’s, Springfields, Glock’s , S&W, i have the Peace Maker Wyatt Earp edition 8 inch , badge on the grip, My personal carry is 13+1 my open carry is 19+1 , both 9’s, both my pickup truck’s have 40’s , as George Washington once said, “One should have a sufficient amount of arms an ammo to defend ones self ” ……….

Don Jones
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Don Jones

If someone wants to throw down, be a man and do it. If you want to be a pussy and jump someone not expecting it, expect the consequences. It’s a law called stand your ground. Look it up.

Alec Fleck
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Alec Fleck

Someone comes onto my property and tries to assault me is GOING TO DIE!! End game…….

OutofBC17%tax
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OutofBC17%tax

Let them hug it out! And we will see who is left standing!

Courthouse Janitor
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Courthouse Janitor

Unfortunately I’m afraid I don’t think you can shoot the man on your property unless you feel your life is in danger. Google the castle doctrine. It’s an interesting read.

Mungo Jerry
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Mungo Jerry

@janitor

Ok let me explain it, and I will use small words for all the anti gunners on the forum!
Criminal has disregard for the law…..exemplified by trespassing in front of homeowner and witnesses. Proceeds to assault said homeowner in front of said witnesses! …..following so far?….
Next step could VERY logically be said criminal grabs shovel, stick, rock, giant rubber baby pacifier……..think snowflakes who fear Trump supporters……and then goes on to continue beating said victim to death! Hence the Sam Colt equalizer! But you are correct in that the castle doctrine is an interesting read! And sorry to any snowflakes if they now feel triggered by Mungo’s small words

Hauser Christian
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Hauser Christian

Don Jones jumping someone requires more than one person. A one v one altercation isn’t someone getting jumped.lol.

Hauser Christian
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Hauser Christian

Alec Fleck ^^pussy lol

Don Jones
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Don Jones

Actually it is if it was a surprise atttack.

Don Jones
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Don Jones

Tough guy name calling from behind a computer screen. πŸ’ͺ🏻πŸ’ͺ🏻 πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Stephen Taylor
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Stephen Taylor

Christian Hauser i agree with you this dude confusing being sucker punch and getting jumped lmao. You shoot someone for a sucker punch thats called murder dude.

Don Jones
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Don Jones

Read the law. It’s called stand your ground.

Lindsey
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Lindsey

You might want to check on that hunny, PA don’t have a stand your ground law….it’s not Florida

buzzkill
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buzzkill

Did Richard Little do any of his impersonations ? Any President carter or Reagan ? Johnny Carson ? I’m giving away my age.

wind
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wind

Wait! First Deputy Treasurer? I didn’t vote for him! I’d like to know his qualifications.

HERE COMES THE JUDGE
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HERE COMES THE JUDGE

his qualifications are he’s Judge Mancini’s nephew that’s all Treasurer Connie needed to know

Angela....
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Angela....

This has nothing to do with his job. This has every thing to do with him protecting his family from
Some dumb ass thug who is a deAd beat dad trying to push his domestic violence onto others. All these unrelated comments that turn this into a court house issue and calling him a pussy ??? Really???? I doubt it. He did exactly what he should have done besides shoot this asshole between the eyes. I’m pretty sure any one of all the idiots who are
Gonna hide behind their keyboard with fake
Names would do the same. This is my family who was threatened. My sister my nephew. My brother in law. I won’t let their name be put in the dirt……. he did what he needed to do…… he has a wife and child to protect……. period.

Brown Noser
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Brown Noser

He licks Connie’s ass when she’s done in the bathroom.

Charity Jones
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Charity Jones

Your family is just mad that the Netherland family now has multi-racial babies that they all try to put off as white children and deny my Niece and nephew’s of there heritage. The Netherland’s are racist and corrupt!!!! I hope my brother did punch his punk ass in the face!!!! He deserves it.

Ron Burgundy
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Ron Burgundy

I didn’t know we had a Deputy Treasurer.

Patrick
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Patrick

Have you ever seen a Taurus “The Judge”?
I mean actually held one?
They are huge and shoot a 3″ 410 shot gun shell or a 45 colt.
Definitely not a normal persons weapon of choice to carry concealed.
This is more of a weapon you would take in the woods incase you got attacked by a bear.
He must have ran back in the house to get it.
Otherwise, I can’t see a normal person sitting there on their front porch with a gun of this size while in the company of his wife and 2 female relatives.

Courthouse Janitor
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Courthouse Janitor

This is true, however, I do think most of the police in this county carry .45 caliber weapons. You make it sound like he’s got a cannon on his lap. Perhaps he’s got it holstered on his belt? I know my husband carries many different firearms during the week and he hasn’t shot any bears, but then again he doesn’t have a Judge.

Courthouse Janitor
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Courthouse Janitor

Hey I’m not saying the guy was right to discharge his firearm three times. That’s just plain stupidity there AND he should be charged by the laws that govern.