Croydon Man Gets Sentenced for Terrorizing Local Family
A Croydon man will spend up to 23 months behind bars as he entered a guilty plea for terrorizing a Bristol Township family in 2021.
Tyler Perkins 22, entered into a negotiated guilty plea on August 3 with prosecutors admitting guill to charges of felony attempted aggravated assault multiple counts, discharge and conspiracy to discharge a firearm, terroristic threats, reckless endangerment, and multiple related criminal offenses, according to prosecutors.
Perkins will not be credited with the more than 16 months of time he’s served to date as part of his sentencing agreement authorities said.
Additionally President Judge Wallace H. Bateman Jr sentenced him to a minimum of nine months and a maximum of 23.00 months in Bucks County Prison. Wallace also ordered he serve three years of probation after completion of his jail time, and no contact with the victim at anytime and he must notify authorities when, and if approved, for the jail work release program.
Violent offenders generally aren’t approved for such jail related programs ,however, if Perkins Complies with the general rules, regulations and conditions governing his sentence its possible he would be approved for such a jail program privilege.
The negotiated deal combines cases filed against Perkins for menacing the Croydon family beginning with his arrest in August of 2021 and subsequent arrests in March of 2022. Perkins has remained in Bucks County Prison since the Marcy arrest.
The cases against Perkins and his efforts to intimidate the Bristol Township family were brought to the attention of Lower Bucks Source after a January of 2022 arrest. At the time, the sources alleged Perkins targeted the family because of a boyfriend – girlfriend issue, involving a “buddy” of Perkins.
That alleged motive has never been confirmed by Police or Perkins himself.
Bristol Township Police changed the lead investigator of the case to Detective Jason Mancuso in January of 2022. The victims alleged the previously assigned officer fell down on the job to watch over them, when Perkins shot up their home.
The incident referred to is when Perkins fired several gunshots at and into their home in October of 2021. Police said in the criminal complaint.
Perkins is alleged to have gotten into a fist fight with a juvenile victim causing an unspecified injury. The young man, according to police, was taken by a family member to Police Headquarters to file a report, in which charges were filed for the altercation.
While filing the report, Perkins drove by the victims house and pointed a handgun at a second family member on the 2000 block of Colonial Drive, according to Police. A short time later, Perkins, police say, fired at least two gunshots in the direction of the victims as they scattered for safety.
Police said the gun shots struck a vehicle in the victim’s driveway and the door of a home, where a six-month old child resided in Croydon home.
In 2022 Perkins pleaded guilty to three counts of misdemeanor disorderly conduct, and one count of harassment of a member of the same family. He was sentenced to 360 days of probation and ordered to comply with all rules and regulations of the Bucks County Probation and Parole Department and pay costs of more than $1245.00 by Judge Raymond McHugh, according to online court records.
The victims and Bristol Township Police did not respond to requests for comment on this story as of Friday evening.
Perkins also has to pay more than $3500.00 in court costs and fines as part of his guilty plea agreement with authorities.