Felon Jailed up to 14 Years for Pulling Gun on Woman and her Father

A Lancaster man with a lengthy criminal history will serve up to 14 years in prison for pulling a gun on two people last year in the city.

Lancaster city police determined 42-year-old Lukas Myrie had two guns on Sept. 16, 2019, when officers apprehended him on North Arch Street.

Myrie recently pleaded guilty in Lancaster County Court to several felony firearms charges and simple assault.

Myrie will serve 7 to 14 years in prison, in accordance with a plea agreement arranged by First Deputy District Attorney Travis S. Anderson.

Police initially responded to West Vine Street for reports of a man (determined to be Myrie) who pointed a gun at a woman and her father.

Police started following Myrie as he fled the area, ditching a pistol along the way. That gun, a 9-mm HighPoint, had a scratched serial number.

When police apprehended Myrie, he had a second firearm, a 25-caliber Jimenez Arms pistol.

Myrie’s prior criminal convictions include felonies that prohibit him from having firearms. He has more than a dozen separate criminal dockets in Lancaster County, dating back to 1996.

Lancaster city police Officer Ziyi Skatz filed charges.

Lancaster County Judge Margaret Miller accepted the plea terms and ordered sentence.

MEDIA CONTACT: Brett A. Hambright, 717-295-2041; bhambright@co.lancaster.pa.us; Twitter: @BrettHambright