Local Pastor Charged After Incident At Raccoon Creek State Park
HANOVER TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — A local pastor is in jail after an incident at Raccoon Creek State Park in Beaver County.
Police were called to the park at about 11:15 a.m. Thursday.
A woman called 911, said that she was with her mother and told dispatchers she had just been assaulted by a man who had a gun.
The man turned out to be her father, Rev. Darrell Cashdollar. He is a pastor at Church of the Nazarene in Burgettstown and a retired Beaver County Sheriff’s Deputy.
“There was an altercation,” Kelly Klasnick, assistant park manager, said. “There were four folks involved in some way, but we don’t know everybody’s role. We’re still sorting that out right now.”
Cashdollar was found with at least one gun after he reportedly physically assaulted his daughter.
“She was dirty in some way and had a lot of anxiety,” Klasnick said.
Cashdollar, who lives in Beaver County, was found in the woods with a woman multiple law enforcement agencies say was an organist at his church.
When police arrived and found out he had a gun, they took him into custody.
“Anytime you have somebody that’s armed in a stressful situation and you’re not sure, it’s unpredictable, so we just took every precaution we could to make sure we could end it safely,” Klasnick said.
Cashdollar was charged with simple assault and harassment and taken to the Beaver County Jail.