New Castle News

May 9, 2014

Man charged after gun incident

By Staff
New Castle News

NEW CASTLE — A man was charged after allegedly pointing a gun at someone posting “No Trespassing” signs on his property.

Sterling B. Nunley, 24, of 171 Stacie Lane, Edinburg, was charged by Mahoning Township police Monday with aggravated assault, terroristic threats and recklessly endangering another person.

A man who owns property on Route 422 in Mahoning Township reported he had a truck cap stolen May 1 and later found it, extensively damaged, in woods at the edge of his property.

He told police he had been hanging “No Trespassing” signs on his property about 5:30 p.m. Sunday when he saw three men standing under the truck cap. The man said when he tried taking pictures of the three, Nunley asked what he was doing. He said he replied he was taking pictures to identify the people who had stolen his truck cap.

Nunley began arguing with him, the man said, then pointed a gun at him and tried to get him to move closer. The man said he refused and continued to hang his signs, then returned to his house and called police.

Nunley is awaiting a preliminary hearing before District Justice Jennifer L Nicholson.