Bear Lake man charged for pointing gun while on meth

A Bear Lake man was arrested Friday after allegedly pointing a loaded shotgun at two people while under the influence of methamphetamines.

According to Pennsylvania State Police — Corry, Shawn A. Handley, 45, was charged Friday with reckless endangerment, simple assault, and terroristic threats.

Police said Handley was reportedly under the influence of methamphetamines when he started a physical altercation with a Bear Lake woman in the kitchen of her Main Street residence.

After he was chased outside, Handley “retrieved a loaded 12-gauge shotgun and pointed it at” a 27-year-old woman and 39-year-old man, both of Erie, according to police.

Handley reportedly then discharged the gun “into some weeds behind the residence,” and “the victims were able to get the shotgun from Handley,” police said.

Police said the victims told Handley they had called the police and he fled the scene on a motorcycle. He returned, according to police, got into another verbal altercation, and left.

When police arrived, Handley was not at the residence. After they left, Handley returned, and they were dispatched to the scene again.

“He fled on foot into some woods north of the house where a perimeter was set up and he was eventually taken into custody without incident,” police said.

Handley was arraigned Friday night before District Justice Todd Woodin. He was charged with two counts of terroristic threats; two counts of simple assault; four counts of recklessly endangering another person; and one count of harassment.

He was taken to Warren County jail after failing to post $60,000 bail.

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