A Jackson Township man has pleaded guilty to firing a handgun twice in his driveway while his stepson and another man were nearby.
Carl Swiger, 48, of 9598 Orchard Road, pleaded guilty Thursday in York County Court to two counts of simple assault.
Northern York County Regional Police said Swiger's stepson, Aaron Henry of Spring Grove, went to the home with Swiger's permission on Sept. 26 to pick up some of his belongings, and brought a friend.
Henry and his friend were chased around by Swiger as he brandished a .45-caliber handgun, police said; Swiger then fired twice.
The first bullet went into the ground and the second hit the friend's vehicle, police said.
Defense attorney Bill Graff said Henry had been harassing Swiger. Graff also said Henry showed up after the Swigers had gone to bed and refused to leave when Swiger told him to.
On Thursday, Swiger told the judge the first gunshot was accidental, and that the second gunshot hit the tire of the car Henry had arrived in, according to Graff.
"It was just a stupid mistake," Graff said. "He accepts responsibility for what happened."
Sentencing is set for June 20.