A York Haven man accused of pointing a loaded gun at a man while holding his 1-year-old daughter is free on bail.
Tyler Michael Forry, 21, of 6 Locust St., is charged with endangering the welfare of a child, making terroristic threats, simple assault, reckless endangerment and harassment. He remains free on $20,000 unsecured bail, meaning he didn't have to put up any money to be released but could forfeit that amount if he misses court appearances.
State police allege Forry went to the home of his children's mother, Brittany Anderson, on Ridge Road in Warrington Township about 12:25 p.m. Wednesday. They have two children, ages 1 and 3, police said.
Forry and Anderson started arguing, at which point her cousin, Justin Anderson, called 911, police said.
Ran from home: Forry became agitated, grabbed his 1-year-old daughter and ran from the home, according to documents, which state that Brittany Anderson asked her cousin to stop Forry.
Justin Anderson ran after Forry and stood between him and Forry's pickup truck to keep him from leaving, police said.
That's when Forry — while still holding his baby — pulled out a .40-caliber handgun, chambered a round, pointed the gun at Justin Anderson's head and told him, "Get out of my way or I'll shoot you," documents allege.
Struggle: A struggle ensued between Forry and Justin Anderson, and during the struggle Forry was able to get into his pickup truck and start it, police allege.
Justin Anderson jumped into the truck in an effort to get the baby, but Forry took off, accelerating rapidly, according to documents. Forry and Brittany Anderson have no custody agreement for their children, police said.
The baby had not been secured in a child safety seat, police said.
Forry at some point contacted troopers to say he was at his father's home in Oxford Township, Adams County, police said.
Gun seized: Troopers arrested him there and seized his handgun and three magazines that held a total of 45 bullets, documents state.
Forry admitted he went to the home of his children's mother and that an altercation happened, but said he never pulled his gun from its holster and didn't point it at anyone, according to police.
Forry could not be reached for comment; it is unclear whether he has retained an attorney.
His preliminary hearing on the charges is scheduled for April 14.
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