York man changes plea after threatening people in Henderson

YORK – Tyler Frey, 36, of York, who was accused of making terroristic threats against people in Henderson while wielding a weapon, has entered a change of plea.

Initially he was charged with use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony, a Class 2 felony, and making terroristic threats, a Class 4 felony.

This past week, the weapon charge was amended to third degree assault, a Class 1 misdemeanor, and the other charge was dismissed as part of a plea agreement.

He is now facing a possible maximum sentence of one year in jail.

According to court documents, the York County Sheriff’s Department was called to a residence on Ash Street, in Henderson, about a physical disturbance in which Frey was armed with a knife. While deputies were in route, they were advised he had left the scene and was described as wearing a black coat and camouflage pajama pants.

The affidavit says the deputies saw a man matching his description walking on 17th Street near Liberty Drive. The deputies recognized him from earlier contacts and he was arrested.

Witnesses said there was an argument between Frey and another man, during which Frey took a knife and “held it in his hand. While holding the knife, he said he was going to kill (the other person) with the knife. Frey was yelling at (the other person) and calling him obscene names. (The other man) proceeded to take Frey to the ground and got the knife away from him. (The other man) said he was scared for his safety and the safety of the other involved parties as he believed Frey would use the knife against them.”

Once they were outside, Frey punched and hit the other person until someone drove Frey toward a church and dropped him off, according to court documents.

The deputies were shown the knife in question, which measured about eight inches long.

Court documents indicate when deputies asked Frey about his intentions with the knife, Frey “stated if (the other person) would have gotten close to him, he probably would have stabbed him.”

He is scheduled for sentencing on Sept. 25.

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