Punxsy Man Pleads Guilty in Shooting Case

JEFFERSON CO., Pa. (EYT) – A Punxsutawney man accused of shooting at several people inside a car earlier this year pleaded guilty in court last week.

According to court documents, 32-year-old Nathan Scott Brady, of Punxsutawney, pleaded guilty on Wednesday, November 1, in the Jefferson County Court of Common Pleas to five counts of reckless endangerment and four counts of simple assault, both second-degree misdemeanors.

According to online court documents, four counts of Criminal Attempt-Criminal Homicide and four counts of Criminal Homicide (intent) against Brady were withdrawn on April 13 after further investigation led officers to believe he was firing at the ground and not at the people in the car.

The charges stemmed from an incident on Sunday, March 19, 2017.

Brady is free on $100,000.00 unsecured bail.

A date for sentencing has not yet been set.

According to a previous article on explorejeffersonpa.com, Punxsutawney Borough Police Department received a call around 1:53 a.m., on Sunday, March 19, stating that Brady had been in a fight with his girlfriend and another woman at a residence at 329 Oakland Avenue.

It was learned that Brady left the residence and that “he had gun and had been drinking throughout the night and is known to be violent.”

Officers Marshall and Clement responded to the scene to speak with the victims. Brady’s girlfriend “had signs of recent physical trauma,” the complaint states.

As the officers were gathering information, they received a call of gunshots being fired at 606 Sutton Street.

As officers were traveling to 606 Sutton Street, they were waved down by four individuals standing beside the gas pumps at the West End Unimart. They stated that they had been shot at by Brady, the complaint continues.

While speaking with the victims, officer Marshall observed what appeared to be bullet holes on the driver’s side of one of the victim’s vehicle.

Officers learned that the victims were at Brady’s residence, and a verbal altercation ensued.

Two of the individuals entered the residence, and Brady retreated into a dark room. The two men left the residence and back into their vehicle.

At this time, “Brady exited his residence and discharged his semi-automatic AK-47 in the direction of (the) vehicle and struck it four times,” according to the complaint.

Officers arrested Brady at his 606 Sutton Street residence without incident.

When questioned, Brady stated that he shot two rounds into the air trying to scare off the intruders, the complaint states.

During the investigation, four spent shell casings were retrieved from the road, and a Draco-C AK-47 and two rifles were seized from Brady’s residence.

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