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Man faces gun, drug charges

April 24, 2018 News Extra

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Carlos Eackles

SLIPPERY ROCK — Police said they seized loaded magazines for firearms and numerous prescription pills belonging to a man accused of threatening a woman's life Friday night. They also found him with a gun in his car.

Carlos D. Eackles, 41, of Pittsburgh was arraigned on a list of charges, two of them felonies, and placed in Butler County Prison on $25,000 bail.

Slippery Rock Police said they were called about 10:30 p.m. to the Madison Grove Apartments on Grove City Road, where a woman reported she was assaulted.

Eackles allegedly struck her in the back of the head with the bottom end of a light stand. While leaving for his vehicle, police said, he threatened to kill the woman.

Officers got to the apartment building and found Eackles' car.

Officers found him, documents said, hiding in the bathroom of another apartment.

He was arraigned on felony charges of carrying a firearm without a license and possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance. He also was arraigned on misdemeanor terroristic threats, simple assault, and possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia counts.

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Jim Smith

Jim Smith

Grew up in upstate New York. Earned my Journalism degree in 1983 from the University of Texas at Austin. Worked for two newspapers in Fayette County (Pa.) before starting at the Butler Eagle in 1998.