A resident of Mountain View Terrace mobile home park in Newberry Township threatened to shoot maintenance workers and later sicced her pit bull on them, according to charging documents.
Christina Lynn Conley, 41, of 2001 Red Bank Road, Lot 421, is charged with making terroristic threats and two counts of misdemeanor disorderly conduct.
Officers who arrested her days later filed more charges against her for allegedly resisting arrest, fleeing to avoid apprehension and disorderly conduct. Conley remains free on $5,000 bail.
According to charging documents, employee Jeff Despain of GSP Management Co. -- which owns the trailer park -- went there on Jan. 29 for a water leak.
When he walked onto Conley's lot, Despain identified himself and explained what he was doing there, police said.
Alleged gun threat: But Conley ordered him off her lot, told him she has a 9mm handgun and said she'd shoot him the next time he came onto her property, according to her arrest affidavit.
On Feb. 4, GSP workers John Bonham and Clyde Miller found a water leak on Conley's lot, police said.
When she saw them there, she let her pit bull outside and commanded it to "get them," according to the affidavit. The dog charged the men, barking and growling, but did not attack, police said.
Conley called her dog inside after Bonham said he was calling 911, documents state.
Newberry Township Police Chief John Snyder said all residents of the trailer park, including Conley, have signed leases that specifically give GSP workers the right to access their lots for maintenance and repairs.
Chased into woods: Responding officers knocked on Conley's door but got no answer, he said.
After filing charges and obtaining an arrest warrant, officers returned to Conley's home Feb. 13 and knocked on her door. They got no answer and left.
About 4:15 p.m. the same day, officers spotted her running out the back door of her trailer, documents state. They advised her of her arrest warrant, but she kept running, police said.
"Officers were forced to jump over a creek and (run) through a wooded area to catch up to Conley," the affidavit states.
She had to be physically restrained before officers could handcuff her, police said.
Tape of arrest: Conley later met with the chief and alleged the arresting officers were too rough with her, according to Snyder, who said it's simply not true.
"We have video of the arrest because I knew she has a history of filing complaints against law enforcement," Snyder said. "I reviewed the footage and saw nothing ... that was excessive."
The chief said Conley was treated professionally and with respect, despite being belligerent. Snyder said he provided her with a copy of her arrest videotape.
Conley did not return a phone message seeking comment. An attorney has not entered an appearance in her cases, according to court records.
Snyder said Conley told him she doesn't own a gun and thought the GSP workers were trying to burglarize her home.
She denied siccing her dog on the workers, saying she merely let the dog out to relieve itself, the chief said.
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