Woman charged for threats released from jail

NEW CUMBERLAND – A woman who had been charged with making terrorist threats against Hancock House, her former residence, has been released from jail, according to court documents.

Laurie Fegal Witzberger, 56, had been held at the Northern Regional Jail in Moundsville since March on a $25,000 cash bond. The felony charge of making threats of terrorist acts was bound over to Hancock County Circuit Court Judge Martin Gaughan in April.

Witzberger wrote Gaughan a hand-written letter earlier this month denying the charge and making allegations against Hancock House. A court order dated Aug. 16 said her case was dismissed without prejudice, meaning the charge can be refiled.

Witzberger was arrested in March after she lost an eviction hearing and allegedly threatened to harm staff members of Hancock House, a low-income apartment building in New Cumberland for senior citizens and people with disabilities.

Hancock County Prosecutor Jim Davis could not be reached for comment.