On Thursday March 23, 2017 at approximately 1937 hrs. Officers from Platoon A responded to a residence on the 400 blk. W. King St. for a report of a weapons offense in-progress. The initial information provided was that an unknown male had brandished a handgun at the residents of an apartment and then forced entry into another apartment at the location.
Officers Windlebleck, Conard and Berry arrived and were directed to the apartment in question. Officers saw that the door to the apartment appeared to have damage consistent with forced entry. The Officers announced themselves and made entry to the apartment. When they made it to the bathroom they encountered Troi Herr M/49. Herr was still in possession of a .22 caliber revolver. The Officers were able to secure the gun and take Herr into custody without further incident.
The victims told the Officers that Herr had forced entry into the apartment and had pointed the handgun at them. Herr does not live at the location where this occurred. The apartment where the victim's were threatened was not the same apartment where Herr had forced entry and been found by Officers.
As a result of this incident Off. Windlebleck filed a Criminal Complaint against Herr before MDJ Roth. Herr was charged with Burglary, Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Simple Assault by Physical Menace and Criminal Mischief. Herr was later arraigned on the charges and committed to LCP in lieu of $500,000 bail.
All persons accused of a crime are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in court.