MERCER – A Mercer County jury acquitted a Hempfield Township dentist accused of fighting with and threatening a police officer.

Duane A. Gruber, 57, of 145 Kennard Road, Sugar Grove Township, was found not guilty on May 23 of aggravated assault, terroristic threats, recklessly endangerment and disorderly conduct.

The charges stemmed from a police call in the early morning of July 12, 2017, when Hempfield Township police said Gruber shoved a police officer and threatened the officer with a shotgun.

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