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Police: North Codorus man held woman at gunpoint

Liz Evans Scolforo
York Dispatch

A North Codorus Township man remains locked up for allegedly assaulting his domestic partner and threatening to kill her while holding a rifle.

Robert Allen Emig, 55, of the 1400 block of Krafts Mill Road, is being held on $50,000 bail, charged with making terroristic threats, attempted simple assault and harassment.

Robert Allen Emig

About noon Feb. 17, Southwestern Regional Police were alerted that a man might be holding a woman against her will at gunpoint at a home on Krafts Mill Road, according to charging documents.

The caller gave authorities the first name of the woman, police said.

And that was enough for officers to identify Emig's home, police said, because they had previous contacts there.

Regional officers and state police set up a perimeter around the home, and "after some time," Emig walked out of a basement door, followed by a woman, police said.

She told officers she and Emig had been arguing and that he head-butted her and threatened her life, according to charging documents.

Threats alleged: Emig brandished a rifle while threatening to kill her and at one point told her it "could be a murder/suicide," documents allege.

The woman told officers that when Emig realized police were outside, he put the rifle in an upstairs room, according to police.

Officers later seized the rifle, documents state.

"I advised (Emig) what he would be charged with and he asked if it was because of 'threatening to kill her,'" Officer Michael Matthews wrote in charging documents. "I advised him that it was."

It is unclear whether Emig has retained an attorney, and he could not be reached for comment.

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