Cops: York Haven resident threatens to shoot man with crossbow

Christopher Dornblaser

A York Haven man is accused of threatening to shoot his roommate's brother with a crossbow and, while he was being arrested, threatening to kill both of them and the arresting officer when he gets out of prison.

James "Jim" Pinckney Corsa Sr., 58, of 110 S. Front St., was charged with three counts of terroristic threats and two counts of attempted simple assault, according to charging documents.

James Corsa Sr.

Newberry Township Police were sent to Corsa's residence at about 7 p.m. July 20 for a report of a domestic incident. Corsa's roommate, Judy Chester, called, reporting that Corsa was threatening to shoot her brother, Tim Buhrman, with a crossbow, documents state. According to police, Corsa was drunk during the incident.

Chester told police she came home and gave Corsa cigarettes that fell to the floor. She said Corsa started yelling and carrying on, documents state. Buhrman told Corsa not to talk to his sister like that, and Corsa responded that he was going to get his crossbow and "F— him up," police said.

Chester told police this was an ongoing problem, saying it wasn't the first time Corsa had threatened someone with a crossbow and that he had abused her previously.

After Corsa was placed in custody, he became combative and tried to pull away, police said. As he was being taken out of the residence, Corsa then thanked everyone for doing this to him, police said.

He continued to pull away as he was being placed in the police car, documents state.

"He then started yelling that people needed to watch their back and when he gets out that he was gonna kill them," the arresting officer wrote in the documents.

Corsa remains in York County Prison in lieu of $25,000 bail.

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