Western Pennsylvania county sheriff found not guilty of threatening blogger with gun


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BEAVER, Pennsylvania — A western Pennsylvania sheriff has been found not guilty of assault, terroristic threats and witness intimidation after a five day trial.

Jurors delivered the verdict Friday afternoon in the trial of Beaver County Sheriff George David.

Prosecutors had claimed David threatened a news blogger with a gun in 2012 while being questioned about whether bidding procedures had been followed in buying deputies' uniforms.

But David testified that the blogger wanted him to intercede on behalf of the blogger's domestic partner, a police officer who was in danger of being fired for horsing around with a stun gun on duty.

David says the verdict "shows you how far a lie can go."

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