York man to be sentenced for threatening to kill jailers and their families

YORK – Tristan Busler, 22, of York, has pleaded guilty to two counts of terroristic threats and will be sentenced for two Class 3A felonies after threatening to kill corrections staff at the York County Jail, as well as their families.

Busler pleaded guilty to both counts this week in York County District Court.

According to court documents, he was arrested for DUI-drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and carrying a concealed weapon. He was transported to the York County Jail, where he “became agitated and confrontational with the corrections staff. In two separate incidents, he became verbally threatening and made deliberate and specific threats.”

The affidavit filed with the court says “the first verbal threat was directed at (a specific correctional officer). He said he was going to kill all the cops and then he was going to sit back and watch to see where (the officer) drops off his kid at school so he would be able to kill him.”

The affidavit says the second incident involved him “lashing out at (another corrections officer), telling her he was going to place fentanyl on her vehicle’s door handles so he could harm her. He also threatened to go to her home and kill her children. He continued to make verbal threats directed toward the corrections staff throughout the evening and morning hours.”

Each felony carries a possible maximum sentence of three years in prison with 18 months of post-release supervision, upon conviction.

Sentencing has been scheduled for Nov. 13.


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