RICHLAND TOWNSHIP —
Threats left at the home of a Richland Township state house candidate have sparked a police investigation.
According to Detective Thomas Keirn, someone trespassed at the home of Sherry Stalley overnight Sunday and left behind more than one threatening letter. Barn doors on the property also were opened, releasing Stalley’s animals into a fenced area.
“A woman’s place is at home and not trying to be in politics,” the letter read. The letter, which made threats against the candidate's children, warned Stalley to drop out of the race.
"We will find a way to destroy you before the election. Drop out now," it letter said.
Stalley, a Republican, is making her first election bid, running against Bryan Barbin, a Johnstown Democrat, for the 71st district seat.