Domestic between Chambersburg father and son lands latter in jail on assault, terroristic threats charges

18 March 2024- A half-dozen charges have been filed against an 18 year old Chambersburg man following a domestic incident against his father. William Noah Proctor Jr is charged with misdemeanor terroristic threats, misdemeanor assault, two counts of summary harassment, misdemeanor criminal mischief damaging property, and misdemeanor resisting arrest. Proctor was given a bail of $75,000, which he has not posted.

Pennsylvania State Police Troopers were called to a home in Hamilton Township around 6am on March 14th for a reported active domestic altercation. Upon arriving, the Troopers learned from the victims that the defendant, William Proctor Jr, was in the kitchen breaking things. Troopers were, however, able to detain Proctor Jr during the investigation.

Proctor Jr’s father was interviewed, allegedly telling police he was awoken by his dogs and found someone attempting to get into his home. Troopers say this man, Proctor Jr, forcibly broke into the home and caused substantial damage to the door frame until he turned his attention to his father. Proctor Jr allegedly attacked him, shoving, punching, and grabbing his throat. Footage of the incident was captured by the victim’s’ wife, with Troopers allegedly seeing footage of Proctor Jr saying things like “I’ll shoot you down on the f***ing spot”. Proctor Jr is also alleged to have assaulted this woman, throwing her against a way to get her out of the area.

The door frame, Troopers say, had broken off and was hanging from the door locking mechanism. Additionally, there was a hole in the bedroom door.

Proctor Jr was interviewed, with police saying he “just wanted to talk to his father, but he escalated after being accused of being ‘drunk/high'”. After more questions, Proctor Jr reportedly went on rants about “being grown” and not letting someone pick on him. It was at this point he was arrested, but Troopers say he actively resisted being put in the police cruiser. During the resistance, Proctor Jr allegedly refused commands, attempted to headbutt a Trooper, and more.

William Proctor Jr is behind bars in Franklin County on $75,000 bail.

Sources: Docket Number: MJ-39303-CR-0000043-2024, Incident No.: PA 2024-330961