Croydon Man Charged Again for Terrorizing Family, This Time with Gun Fire
A Bristol Township man who has been teorrorizing a Croydon family was arrested and charged for a third time since January.
Tyler Perkins, 20, of Croydon was taken into custody Friday afternoon by Bristol Twp Police, charged with a felony count of carrying a gun without a license, a felony count of discharging a weapon into a home, two counts of terroristic threats, two counts of reckless endangerment and two counts of assault.
This arrest, Police say, is due in part to a “continuing course of conduct to harass the victims, which, has included, “multiple threatening texts, phone calls” and “criminal conduct.”
According to the probable cause, on October 26, 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 hand gun 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 gun shots in the direction of the victims as they scattered for safety.
Police say the gun shots struck a vehicle in the victims drive way and the screen door of a home, where a six-month old child resides on the 2000 block of Colonial Drive.
The incident was captured on video, which Lower Bucks Source has obtained, and two shell casings were also recovered at the scene by police.
One victim provided police with a written statement identifying Perkins as the person who fired gun shots while driving by the Croydon home.
Perkins is under the age of 21, and not legally allowed to own a gun in the commonwealth, nor does he have a permit to carry a firearm, police said in court paperwork. .
The victims who are terrified of Perkins and what he might do, told police the juvenile involved with the original case, is terrified to testify against him in an upcoming court case scheduled for trial on April 14 the Court of Common Pleas in Doylestown.
Perkins was arraigned by District Judge Frank W. Peranteau Sr.who set his bail at 10 percent of $50, 000.00
He is tentatively scheduled for a preliminary hearing on March 30 at Bristol Borough District Court
For the case filed and reported on by this publication on January 5th, Perkins is scheduled to appear for a hearing in ARD Court on April 26.
He remains in Bucks County Correctional Facility unable to post bond, according to online court records.