68 Year-Old Morrisville Man Shoots at Mom and Kids in Vehicle, Faces Aggravated Assault charges
John Mellor, 68, of Morrisville was arrested on 10 felony counts of aggravated assault, 10 counts of simple assault, five charges for reckless endangerment and one possession of a weapon offense last week police said.
Morrisville Police say, Mellor,fired his 12- gauge shotgun twice on a motorist who was traveling Clymer Avenue with another adult and two children a little past 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 14.
According to police, units were dispatched to the area of Clymer and Cox avenues for reports of shots fired.
Officers arrived on scene, and interviewed a male subject, who told the responding officers the gun shots were coming from the Clymer Ave area, specifically the 500 block.
Meanwhile a female subject flagged down one of the two officers responding to the shots fired report, telling police a male “fired a shotgun” at her with two children and another adult in the car, according to court documents.
Police say the terrified woman said the incident occurred on the 500 block of Clymer Ave, also.
Police drove Clymer Ave observing, a white male in blue clothing, standing outside a residence, waving his hands wildly in the air complaining about speeding motorists, court records show.
Morrisville Police asked Mellor where was the shotgun, according to the probable cause affidavit, in which he told police the weapon was in the basement of his home. Mellor told authorities, he fired the shots in the air because of speeding motorists.
Police retrieved the black 12 gauge Mose Pump Shotgun at 3:01 p.m, officers wrote in court documents and also took Mellor into custody
Police inspected the weapon back at headquarters, observing one spent shell in the chamber, noting the gun magazine holds six shots, and writing two shells were missing from the magazine, court records show.
Police further interviewed victims who told police, they were traveling on Clymer Ave, noticed a white male yelling at them, who then proceeded to run in and then back out his home, allegedly to get his shotgun, and then pointed the gun at them, firing once, and then walked closer to the vehicle, about 50 feet away police say, firing a second time.
The victims told police they could see the smoke from the first shot, police say.
Two area residents came out to see what was happening when the woman driver told them to call the police as she shook with fear.
On Call Justice, Daniel J. Finello Jr. arraigned Mellor on a total of 26 criminal charges with the defendant scheduled to appear in Morrisville District Court, according to the online county court system, on November 26.
Mellor was sent to Bucks County Jail, in lieu of 10 percent of $100,000 bail.