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Man Facing Charges After Resident Had to Point Gun to Get Him to Leave

by on March 20, 2017 4:23 PM

Police say an Elizabethtown man was told not to return to a College Township residence and when he did he wouldn't leave until a resident pointed a loaded gun at him.

According to a criminal complaint, State College Police were dispatched just after 11:30 p.m. on Friday to a Mountainview Avenue residence. The resident there reportedly told police that Gregory Tshudy, 26, was being disorderly and that he was highly intoxicated. Police say the resident wanted Tshudy to leave but didn't want him to drive.

Tshudy agreed and reserved a hotel room while his wife called an Uber, police said. Tshudy allegedly became agitated that his wife decided to stay at the residence once the Uber arrived, but he eventually agreed to leave without her and police said he was told if he returned before 9 a.m. on Saturday he would be arrested for trespass.

At about 4:30 a.m. on Saturday police were called to the residence again because Tshudy had returned and forced open a window, according to the complaint. He was allegedly told to leave several times, but continued into the residence anyway and began to pound on the door of the bedroom where his wife was staying.  

The resident reportedly confronted Tshudy and demanded he leave. Police said that after Tshudy ignored the orders to leave, the resident eventually pointed a loaded pistol at Tshudy, at which point he left. He was then found by a State College Police officer at a hotel.

Tshudy was charged with felony criminal trespass and a misdemeanor count of defiant trespass. He was arraigned on Saturday before District Judge Thomas Jordan, with bail set at 10 percent of $10,000.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Wednesday.



Geoff Rushton is managing editor for StateCollege.com. Contact him at geoff.rushton@statecollege.com or find him on Twitter at @geoffrushton.
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