York man gets probation after threatening to kill jail staff and their families

YORK – Tristan Busler, 22, of York, has been sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to two counts of terroristic threats. He threatened to kill corrections staff at the York County Jail, as well as their families.

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

This week, in York County District Court, he was sentenced to three years of traditional probation. He was also sentenced to 90 days in jail and was given credit for 90 days already served.

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