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Man Brandishes Gun at Three Men Leaving Church

A man was charged following an incident where he brandished a gun at three victims leaving church Saturday, August 4.

A Feasterville man is facing charges following an incident in which he allegedly brandished a handgun at three men leaving church this weekend. 

were dispatched at 10:42 p.m. Saturday, August 4 to the on the 300 block of E. Street Road for the report of an armed subject.

According to a police report, the three victims told police that an armed subject brandished a black handgun at them in the parking lot of the church. While officers were enroute to the church, Bucks County radio reported that the armed subject was carrying a black handgun and the male actor was with another male and they were walking behind the church toward

Arriving officers searched the area and made contact with individuals matching the description at the Croftwood Apartments. One of the individuals was identified as Jospeh Jones, 42 of Feasterville. As Jones was being patted down, a black handgun was found in his possession. A strong odor of alcohol was coming from Jones and he admitted to drinking previously.

Officers took possession of the gun, which was a black Kel-Tec 9 mm semiautomatic handgun. 

The three victims were transported to the apartments and positively identified Jones as the actor that brandished the gun at them. 

In all three of the witnesses' written statements, they stated that they were leaving the church in their vehicles to go home when Jones and the other subject were standing at the exit in the parking lot and would not move away from the front of their vehicles. The one witness wrote that as they tried to drive around Jones and the other subject, Jones started "to go into his pants or his left pocket and pulled out a gun."

The other subject told police that he and Jones were walking home to the apartment complex together when a vehicle was exited the church parking lot at a high rate of speed, which forced them to jump out of the way to avoid getting hit. He said words were exchanged vehicle's occupants, who called the subject and Jones "niggers."

During the verbal dispute, he said that Jones pulled his handgun halfway out of his pocket displaying it to the victims. The subject said that the gun never left it's holster and was never pointed at the victims.

Assistant District Attorney Courtney Crowley advised the police department to charge Jones with simple assault, terroristic threats, possession of an instrument of crime, harassment, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness via summons. She is going to look into whether Jones can be charged for having an unregistered handgun. Jones's permit to carry was confiscated.

Eric S August 07, 2012 at 03:03 AM
What a moron. You don't display a weapon when the event can be ended by walking away. I'm a serious advocate of gun rights but in this case I hope the guy forfeits his right by being convicted of the charges. We don't brandish or show off guns to quell a situation....we walk away if we can. A weapon is only used when a credible threat to life or serious bodily injury is present.
Earle Leo Nelson Jr. August 08, 2012 at 11:45 PM
An unregistered handgun? First he has a permit to carry which means hes supposed to be smart enough to know not to pull it out unless he's in danger of being physically. . . no seriously harmed . . . and should know not to carry an unregistered gun, which means the gun was never transferred into his name. This guy should never get his permit or the gun back, in fact he shouldn't even be allowed to breath anymore, that's how stupid I think he is. Then to use the "Nigger" card just kills me. He's just a stupid idiot drinking and carrying a gun, whats he think hes in North Philly?
Eric S August 09, 2012 at 01:16 PM
Hey Earle, not to be a jerk or anything but in PA there is no such thing as a registered gun. It is illegal for a firearm ownership database to exist. Seriously, there really is no such thing in PA. There is however a sales data base through the State Police but according to law that database is to be destroyed after 90 days. Whether it is or not is another question. The only other identifier of a firearm is a Lost and Stolen Database. That one is used to log owner reported lost or stolen firearms. A gun won't show there unless reported. Any registration would be woefully incomplete anyway. Inherited firearms wouldn't show, gifted firearms wouldn't show (a firearm may pass between parent, child, grandparent, grandchild without transfer), those brought from out-of-state, such as some of mine, wouldn't show. Long gun private slaes within PA wouldn't show....and I'm sure a few other causes would see a firearm not on a "registry". But in the end, it is by PA law, illegal to keep a firearm ownership registry.
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