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30-year-old Ridgway man accused of shooting gun at people, stealing vehicle


Ridgway, PA – A Ridgway man is accused of stealing a vehicle then using a gun during a domestic dispute.

State Police in Ridgway were called out to a home on Montmorenci Road in Ridgway early Saturday morning, just before 1 a.m.

Prior to the troopers’ arrival, 30-year-old Timothy Bender allegedly ran into the woods. He was soon taken into custody without incident.

Upon investigation, police found that Bender reportedly stole a vehicle from DuBois, then drove it to this location in Elk County where it was recovered.

The victims are listed as a 74-year-old man and 74-year-old woman, both from Ridgway, and a 21-year-old man from Bigler. Police do not list any injuries.

Bender faces charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, recklessly endangering another person, simple assault, burglary, criminal trespass, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, receiving stolen property, and a firearms violation. He also faces other summary offenses.

Other charges are pending.

Bender was committed to the Elk County Jail is lieu of bail.

Click Here to read the online police report.