City man charged in alleged threats

Wynn accused of wielding knife, stolen gun

A city man is accused of threatening to shoot two men with a stolen firearm and wielding a knife in an argument, court documents stated.

Robert Blake Wynn, 27, was arraigned Thursday by Magisterial District Judge Daniel C. DeAntonio on a felony charge of receiving stolen property, simple assault and other charges, the criminal docket stated.

According to the criminal complaint, officers responded to a residence along Sixth Avenue on Wednesday after neighbors said Wynn allegedly threatened to shoot a man and his stepfather with a 9mm handgun the night before.

Testimony from the victims said Wynn allegedly got into an argument a few nights prior and fired one round from the handgun into the ground.

Neighbors were concerned about Wynn being in possession of the handgun, and the two victims retrieved the weapon from Wynn’s residence after he allegedly threatened to shoot them.

Police said Wynn did not have a valid license to carry a firearm, and police later discovered the weapon was stolen out of Georgia.

In a separate criminal complaint, Wynn is accused of wielding a knife in an argument.

Police said after getting into a verbal argument with a group of people, Wynn allegedly held a pocket knife in his hand, which was hidden behind his back.

A witness on scene told police the knife in Wynn’s hand was opened, and she feared he was going to use it, court documents stated.

The criminal complaint said Wynn was allegedly slurring his words and unsteady on his feet, and Wynn allegedly confessed to consuming multiple beers and shots that evening.

Unable to post cash bail of $35,000 between the two cases, Wynn is currently detained at Blair County Prison.

He is to appear before Magisterial District Judge Benjamin F. Jones on Aug. 11 for a preliminary hearing.

Mirror Staff Writer Calem Illig is at 814-946-7535.


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