A Wellsville-area man pointed a gun at his nephew and another man on Monday, then threatened to break his nephew's leg, police allege.

Sammy Snider Jr., 55, of 7835 Carlisle Road in Warrington Township, remains in York County Prison on $150,000 bail, charged with two counts each of making terroristic threats, simple assault, reckless endangerment and harassment.

According to charging documents, Snider called his nephew about 7:20 p.m. and asked the nephew to come to his home to talk about their ongoing issues.

The nephew and his friend went to Snider's home less than a half-hour later and knocked on a side door, state police said.

Snider told his nephew to "come in m—f—," documents state.

But the nephew and his friend decided not to go inside, police said.

At that point, Snider told the men he would "put them down," according to charging documents.

Through a window, Snider pointed a .45-caliber Colt pistol at the face of his nephew's friend and said he would shoot him, police allege.

Snider then threatened to break his nephew's leg — the one he didn't lose while serving in the U.S. military in Iraq, documents state.

The nephew called police and went back to his uncle's door to tell him police were on their way.

That's when he heard his uncle cock the pistol, and saw Snider point it toward the nephew's face from between window blinds, police said.


Arriving troopers found and seized the Stoeger .45-caliber Colt from a bedroom closet, police said.

Court records do not list an attorney for Snider, and no one answered his home phone on Tuesday.

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