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Marcus Hook's Mayor Arrested, Charged With Reckless Endangerment

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Mayor James Schiliro Mayor James Schiliro

The Delaware County DA's office has announced that James Schiliro, the mayor of Marcus Hook, has been arrested.

He is facing multiple criminal charges, including reckless endangerment. Schiliro surrendered to police early Thursday morning.

Earlier this week, the Delco Times reported that the borough council and the Republican Party asked Schiliro to resign following a drunken encounter with a 20-year-old man, which resulted in the discharge of a firearm.

According to court documents, the mayor is accused of having a police officer pick up a 20-year-old friend in a police cruiser and bring him to his home. Inside, the mayor allegedly served the minor alcohol and asked for sexual favors.

When the man refused, the mayor allegedly told him he was a hostage and fired his gun inside of the home, court documents said.

District Attorney Jack Whelan says the case will likely be transferred to another court for a preliminary hearing because of a conflict of interest.

A neighbor of Schiliro tells FOX 29's Stephanie Esposito the accusations are hard to believe. The neighbor says the mayor was known for buying ice cream for all of the neighborhood kids.

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