Police: Man tries to shoot ex-wife’s husband

LEWISTOWN – An armed man entered his ex-wife’s Reedsville residence on Sunday and threatened to shoot her current husband before fleeing to and barricading himself inside his Lewistown home where he was apprehended hours later after a brief standoff, Mifflin County Regional Police Department reports.

Police said they were dispatched to a home invasion burglary at 216 Walnut St. in Reedsville, at 10:19 p.m. Sunday.

Police said the suspect was identified as Gary Lee Wagner Jr., 55, of Lewistown, who was armed with a handgun at the residence.

According to the report, upon arrival officers found Wagner had fled the residence which belongs to his ex-wife and her current husband. Police said it became apparent that Wagner entered the residence to do harm to the husband and engaged him in an altercation in a second floor bedroom. According to the report, the unidentified male told police Wagner pointed a black handgun about one foot from his face. Police said a struggle ensued and the occupants were able to push Wagner from the room, before barricading the door and calling 911.

According to the report, further investigation revealed that Wagner fled from the Reedsville residence to his South Main Street, Lewistown, residence, where Granville Township and Lewistown Borough Police officers observed him outside of the residence and still in possession of a handgun. Police said Wagner initially refused their commands and barricaded himself inside, but they were able to talk him out shortly after midnight, when he was taken into custody.

Police said Wagner was transported to the Mifflin County Correctional Facility to await arraignment on charges of burglary, criminal trespass, aggravated assault, terroristic threats, recklessly endangering another person, and simple assault.

Wagner’s bail was set at $250,000, according to online MCCF records.

No injuries were reported to any involved party as a result of the incident, according to the report.