Drunken man jailed on charges following gun incident

While in an intoxicated state, Old Lycoming Township resident Todd Leta illegally entered another man’s home on West Fourth Street late Monday night and threatened him with a handgun, city police alleged in court documents.

Leta, 50, of 1695 Spring Run Road, entered Karl Matz’s residence at 427 W. Fourth St. about 11:30 p.m. and “became confrontational when Matz asked him what he was doing in his home,” an officer wrote in an affidavit.

Leta pulled out a handgun and allegedly threatened to shoot Matz, who stepped away and called 911, police said, adding that Matz had no idea who the intruder was and that the man had no business being on the property.

Officers took Leta into custody at gunpoint.

Charged with terroristic threats, felony trespassing, simple assault, loitering and public drunkenness, Leta was taken before the on-duty magistrate, District Judge William Solomon.

“I don’t understand a damn thing right now,” he told the judge, who ordered Leta to the Lycoming County Prison after ruling him unfit to be arraigned. He was arraigned hours later and released on $50,000 bail.


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