Brittany Hartos, 25, was charged with threatening to kill Butler County District Attorney Richard Goldinger was released into pretrial supervision, after waiving her case to county court before a preliminary hearing.
She faces charges of felony aggravated assault, misdemeanor terroristic threats and simple assault after state police say she called a crisis hot line on April 7 and “threatened to go to Goldinger’s house and kill him.”
She also threatened to go to his work and kill him.
Hartos was upset at Goldinger for not prosecuting a case in which she claimed she was sexually assaulted, Hartos reported the alleged assault last year in Slippery Rock Township. Goldinger referred to that case as a “sexual assault” investigation. He said charges were never filed because there “was not sufficient evidence.”
Hartos had been in Butler County Prison on $100,000 bond since her arrest April 8, just hours after she made the call to the crisis hotline.
Goldinger once told me you can not arrest people for threats on the phone or online. I still have the messages, looks like you actually can.