Police: Michael A. Barndt threatens Easton officer after punching two women

Posted: 9:23 AM EDT Oct 01, 2013   Updated: 9:23 AM EDT Oct 01, 2013

A man who punched two women in the face made threats against the police officer investigating the incident as well as the women, officials said.

Michael A. Barndt told Patrolman Eric Siegfried he would have him "taken care of"as he was arresting Barndt at a home in the 100 block of Northampton St., Easton, for socking Heather DeRohn and Denise Counterman in the face around 4 a.m. Saturday, officials said.

Barndt also asked Siegfried, "Do you know what happened to the last officer that put me in jail?" and told him, "You'll be sorry."

DeRohn and Counterman said Barndt told them he would have them "taken care of" if they called the police, officials noted.

Barndt also yelled the "f" word continuously while he was on the sidewalk being arrested, officials added.

Barndt, 21, of 198 Reese St., Easton, was arraigned on charges of intimidating witnesses, making terroristic threats and disorderly conduct and committed to the Northampton County Prison on $10,000 bail, according to court documents.

A preliminary hearing is set for 10 a.m. Oct. 4.