In the first incident, in November 2011, Sheriff George David, then up for reelection, is accused of telling a campaign volunteer that he would cut off his hands, and eat them.
During testimony before the grand jury, the volunteer said, "[Sheriff David's] a very powerful man. He walks with a very powerful circle of people and so he's capable of I think not only trying to take my job away from me but hurting me or my family as well."
The second criminal complaint, according to CBS Pittsburgh, cites an incident in April 2012 in which George allegedly pulled a gun on a reporter, and threatened to kill him.
Witnesses, and the reporter, say the sheriff became irate, and at one point removed a black jack from his top drawer and shouted that he would "beat that [Times Reporter] worse than I used to beat the [racial slur] in Alquippa."
Documents say the meeting got even worse, with the sheriff saying, "If I knew I was going to die today, I would blow their [expletive] brains out."
The Beaver Borough Police Chief said that after additional threats, the reporter was visibly shaken.
Following the incident, the sheriff reportedly told the deputies who had witnessed the tirade, "you don't need to repeat that again."
CBS Pittsburgh reported Sheriff David has been arraigned and was allowed to return to his position with the department. He must stay away from those who testified against him, some the deputies in his department. He was also ordered not to carry a gun.