Man, woman terrorize Mill Hall residents

MA man and a woman from Mill Hall – suspected of being on bath salts – were taken into custody after police say they terrorized residents of Mill Hall on Saturday.

Katherine McCloskey, 22, and Jesse Shields, 30, are facing charges for their actions while they were on a ‘bad trip’ under the influence of suspected bath salts, police at Lamar said.

While under the influence, McCloskey and Shields fired a gun, broke into a residence and caused damage to the screen doors of two houses, police said.

Shields and McCloskey thought that ‘fire flies’ in the sky were green lasers coming from aliens or people who were after them, according to state police Trooper Timothy Wright.

Trooper Wright said Shields discharged a .357-magnum into the air thinking it would âscare the lasers (fire flies) away.

Shields and McCloskey then ran to a nearby residence, where the homeowner met them at the door.

Shields asked the homeowner to call the police because something was chasing them, according Trooper Wright.

The homeowner called 911, and while on the phone, Shields broke the window to the screen door before leaving the residence with McCloskey.

Shields and McCloskey then went to another nearby house, breaking a front window of the screen door to enter the residence, where they were met by the homeowners.

Again, Shields asked the homeowners to call 911.

The homeowner was able to get the gun from Shields without incident while his wife called 911, police said.

See Tuesday’s print edition of The Express for the full story.

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