A man who stands accused of firing a gun inside of Beaver County Treasurer Connie Javens’ house waived his right to a preliminary hearing today.
Dan Javens, 52 of Monaca, was arrested back on March 14th after police say the man got into a verbal altercation with his wife (listen to audio of emergency dispatch). Javens is the son of Beaver County Treasurer Connie Javens, and the alleged altercation took place inside of her home where he lives with his family.
After his wife went into a bedroom of the house to get away from the man, he allegedly knocked it open in a fit of rage. The woman told police she feared for her life and pepper sprayed Javens in self defense.
Police say that Dan Javens then retrieved his Smith & Wesson .38 caliber handgun and began searching the residence looking for his wife while yelling that he was going to kill her.
Officers say Dan Javens’ father, mother (Treasurer Connie Javens), and son were attempting to calm the man down when he fired a shot into a livingroom wall. The family told authorities they fled into another room fearing for their lives.
Dan Javens is facing felony charges of Aggravated Assault, a misdemeanor charge of Terroristic Threats, and 4 misdemeanor counts of Recklessly Endangering Another Person. All six counts were waived for court today. A trial date has not yet been set in the case which is being prosecuted by the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office. Javens is being represented by attorney Dale Fouse.