Tyler Preston Grimes
Tyler Preston Grimes (submitted)

Northern York County Regional Police charged a man they allege held a gun to a woman's head and hit her a number of times during an assault Saturday night.

Tyler Preston Grimes, 18, of 4249 Marlborough Road in Dover Township is charged with prohibited possession of a firearm, carrying a firearm without a license, possession of a weapon, terroristic threats, conspiracy to commit simple assault and three counts each of simple assault and reckless endangerment, according to online court records.

He remains in York County Prison in lieu of $1 million bail.

The charges stem from an assault on four people in Dover Township. Charges against four others who allegedly took part in the assault are pending.

Assault: The four people who were assaulted were waiting for a friend on Nittany Drive near Broughton Drive.

The group got out of their vehicle about 10:15 p.m. and started walking to a nearby park when they were approached by five people who were wearing hooded sweatshirts and bandannas over their faces, police said.

One of the assailants, later identified as Grimes, walked up to a female in the group, pulled a handgun from his waistband, cocked it and held to the woman's head, police said.

As he held the gun to her head, Grimes asked her, "What are going to do now, (expletive)?" After keeping the gun held to her head for a several seconds, Grimes hit her face and head several times, police said.

The other assailants took the men in the group to the ground and started to hit and kick them before fleeing, police said.

Three of the victims suffered cuts and bruises but refused treatment, police said.

Arrested: The victims were able to identify Grimes by his voice and general appearance and police obtained an arrest warrant for him a few days later, police said.

Officers arrested Grimes at his house on Tuesday and he was arraigned on the charges that day.

His next court date is for a preliminary hearing before magisterial district judge David Eshbach on April 9, according to documents.

This is not the first time Grimes had a run-in with the law.

He was released from York County Prison on $100,000 bail on Feb. 5, having been charged with theft, receiving stolen property, possession of an instrument of a crime and three counts each of robbery to inflict bodily injury and reckless endangerment, documents state.

The charges stem from a Nov. 16 incident in Dover Township.

He was also charged with conspiracy to commit robbery, robbery, theft, receiving stolen property, aggravated assault, simple assault and crime committed with a firearm for a Nov. 2, 2010 incident, also in Dover Township, documents state.

Anyone with information about the assault is asked to contact the Northern York County Regional Police at (717) 292-3647, or use the crime tip-reporting portion of nycrpd.org.

- Reach Greg Gross at ggross@yorkdispatch.com.