WARFORDSBURG, Pa.—A Fulton County, Pa., man was jailed on $50,000 bond Monday night, accused of choking his wife and grandmother and threatening to shoot police if they came to his home, Pennsylvania State Police said.
Andrew Robert Skidmore, 25, of 1996 Deneens Gap Road, Warfordsburg, was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Devin Horne on charges of simple assault, reckless endangerment and harassment, police said. He was taken to Franklin County Jail, police said.
Police were called shortly after 11 p.m. Monday about a domestic violence incident. Skidmore's 19-year-old wife, who was not named in the press release, met troopers near the house, police said.
The woman told troopers she confronted Skidmore about his drinking and "he went crazy," breaking things in the house and choking her, police said. Skidmore also is accused of choking his grandmother with a belt until she was unconscious, police said.
Skidmore allegedly choked his wife again, held a knife to her throat and cut her finger while pulling off her wedding band, police alleged. His wife went outside and called her parents, at which time, police said, Skidmore came onto the porch with a gun.
Skidmore told his wife he would shoot the police if they came up the driveway, and would kill his grandmother and himself, police said. When the wife's parents arrived, Skidmore went inside the house, police said.
After several unsuccessful attempts to contact Skidmore, troopers forcibly entered the house, finding the grandmother unharmed and Skidmore passed out in his bed, police said.