Hearing Set for Thursday for Woman Accused of Pointing Gun at Man, Threatening to Shoot Truck Tires

SNYDER TWP., Pa. (EYT) – A Brockway woman is facing a hearing Thursday on charges related to an incident where she allegedly pointed a gun at a man and threatened to shoot the tires out of trucks traveling on a local roadway.

Court documents indicate 60-year-old Mary Lou Smith is scheduled to stand for a preliminary hearing in front of Magisterial District Judge David B. Inzana at 1:20 p.m. on February 25, on the following charges:

– Terroristic Threats With Intent To Terrorize Another, Misdemeanor 1
– Resist Arrest/Other Law Enforcement, Misdemeanor 2
– Harassment – Course of Conduct With No Legitimate Purpose, Summary

The charges stem from an incident that occurred in Snyder Township earlier this month.

According to a criminal complaint, around 9:15 a.m. on Friday, February 12, a known victim contacted DuBois-based State Police regarding an incident that occurred that morning.

The victim reported that around 8:00 a.m., he was driving on Walburn Run Road in Snyder Township, Jefferson County, when Mary Lou Smith stepped out in front of his truck and made him stop. The victim told police that Smith began to complain about trucks driving on the road, then pulled out a black pistol and pointed it at him, according to the complaint.

Smith allegedly told the victim that she was going to start shooting truck tires out if they continued to make noise on the road, the complaint states.

Police then went to Smith’s residence to question her about the incident.

According to the complaint, Smith agreed with what the victim told police. However, when police attempted to take her into custody for a possible 302 warrant (a civil warrant to take an individual for an emergency mental health evaluation due to concern of imminent danger), she began to resist.

Smith reportedly took her hands and put them in front of her chest and tensed up to avoid arrest. The troopers then used force to physically place her hands behind her back, the complaint states.

The complaint also notes that when a trooper went to close the door of Smith’s residence, which had been left open, he saw in plain view a black 9mm Beretta pistol on a table beside the doorway. The gun was then seized as evidence. Police also noted the gun had a round loaded in the chamber, as well as three rounds in the clip.

Smith was arraigned in front of Magisterial District Judge David B. Inzana at 2:15 p.m on February 12.

She remains free on $30,000.00 unsecured bail.


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