Police: Hallam man shot woman's car

Colsaun Bailey

A Hallam man is accused of shooting a woman's car while he argued with her last week, according to police.

That woman, police said, is the mother of his child, and he fired the gun after she dropped their child off at his home Friday, Oct. 12.

Colsaun Thomas Bailey, 32, of the 200 block of Friendship Avenue, is charged with two counts of aggravated assault and one count of prohibited firearm possession.

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Fired gun: Hellam Township Police said the victim dropped their daughter off at Bailey's apartment about 10 p.m. that day.

Bailey was upset because this was not a previously arranged weekend, court documents state, but the victim was going on vacation.

Bailey was upset because the woman had just gone on vacation not too long ago, officials said. The victim and Bailey began arguing, and Bailey then brought his daughter into his home, court documents state.

The victim knocked on his door to continue talking with Bailey, but Bailey opened the door and told her to leave, police said. 

Bailey had a gun at his side when he answered the door, charging documents allege. The victim told police she couldn't believe Bailey's actions, called him a name and started walking toward her car, police said.

The victim believed she was standing next to her vehicle when the shot was fired, police said.

Bailey went back into his apartment, and the victim drove home, where she found a hole in her car, court documents state.

Police said there was a small hole in the bottom right corner of the hatch of the vehicle, a Honda CRV. The bullet, according to authorities, was found lodged inside a pink stuffed animal that was in the car.

Police found a 9mm shell casing about 20 to 30 feet from Bailey's door, court documents state.

Police were given permission to search Bailey's home, and they found a 9mm handgun, officials said.

Bailey, a convicted felon, is not allowed to own a handgun, according to authorities. 

Bailey was arraigned on the charges at the county's central booking unit the morning of Saturday, Oct. 20. He was released on his own recognizance.

He does not have an attorney listed, and he could not be reached for comment the morning of Friday, Oct. 19. Bailey's preliminary hearing has been rescheduled for Nov. 20 at District Judge Robert Eckenrode's office.

— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at cdornblaser@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @YDDornblaser.