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Man aims handgun at grandmother, granddaughter, police say

July 03. 2013 2:46PM

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WILKES-BARRE - City police arrested a man they say aimed a loaded handgun at a grandmother holding her granddaughter on Pershing Street Tuesday night.

Steven J. Fox, 25, of Pershing Street, was charged with six counts of aggravated assault and three counts each of reckless endangerment and terroristic threats. He was jailed at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $100,000 bail.

Police said they recovered a loaded .9mm handgun from a cabinet inside Fox’s residence.

According to the criminal complaint:

Leora Medley told police she was holding her granddaughter while standing on the front porch of her home when Fox was walking by yelling profanities. Fox and two other people were walking a dog at the time.

Meldey told Fox not to use that type of language around her house. Fox replied, “I can do what I want, they were threatening my dog down the street.”

Medley’s grandson Dominique Medley walked out when he heard screaming and told Fox to leave.

Fox yelled, “A permit to conceal is a good thing” and allegedly removed a handgun and inserted a magazine and chambered a round, the complaint says.

Dominique Medley stood between Fox and his grandmother telling Fox, “Anyone can be tough with a gun.”

Fox placed the gun on the ground and yelled to Dominique Medley, “I don’t have anything, so come on.”

The two people with Fox returned the dog and firearm to Fox’s residence where the handgun was placed in a kitchen cabinet when police pulled onto the street, according to the complaint.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled on July 11 before District Judge Martin Kane in Wilkes-Barre.

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