GREENCASTLE — A Greencastle man is facing a felony aggravated assault charge after allegedly threatening to shoot state troopers and burn a house down during an incident in Antrim Township Wednesday evening.
According to court documents, Dustin C. Tolbert, 42, is in Franklin County Jail after being unable to post bail set at $200,000 following a standoff with state troopers on Penn Dixie Lane near State Line shortly before 10 p.m. Wednesday.
Pennsylvania State Police received a phone call regarding a verbal argument involving Tolbert, according to an affidavit of probable cause. During the call, state police were informed Tolbert began to break items and windows in the house and threatened to burn it down.
According to the affidavit, Tolbert got a gas can and poured gasoline inside the house. Others who were inside the house left at this time while Tolbert remained inside, police said.
When a state trooper arrived at the house, he saw Tolbert at a window pointing a long gun at him, according to the affidavit. The trooper moved back to establish a perimeter, which eventually included approximately 14 troopers, according to state police.
Tolbert then called 911 and said the troopers needed to leave, or he will shoot, the affidavit states. A trooper was able to contact Tolbert by phone and Tolbert said he was in the basement watching both entrances and he would shoot if any troopers made entry.
According to the affidavit, Tolbert continued to call 911 saying troopers need to leave or he will shoot.
State police eventually brought Tolbert into custody and he was arraigned early Thursday morning. State police did not include how the standoff ended in the affidavit.
He is charged with a felony count of aggravated assault and two charges of recklessly endangering another person.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Jan. 28 with Magisterial District Judge Annie Gomez Shockey.