MANSFIELD - Robert L. Adams, 61, of Morris Run, was charged by state police with aggravated assault and reckless endangerment after he got a phone call that his son, Matthew Adams was being attacked by a mountain lion.
According to court documents, police were dispatched to Matthew Adam's residence on July 1 for a report of a mountain lion attack.
Documents state that Matthew Adams phoned the defendant to tell him he was being attacked by a mountain lion, while the elder Adams was looking for him in the woods.
Believing he was being attacked by animals, the defendant took a rifle and handgun with him. When he returned to the residence after not locating his son, he discovered Thor J. Anthony, who said he had located Matthew and left him in the woods with a shotgun.
Police, who had arrived on the scene, saw Adams draw his Glock and point it at Anthony's head, commenting about him leaving Matthew alone in the woods.
He put the gun away when police told him to, and they took his firearms from him.
He was jailed in lieu of $50,000 bail and his preliminary hearing continued to Aug. 3.