2014-02-20 / Front Page

Weapon Pointed At Local Family

Dennis Boden arrested in road rage, concealed weapons case
By Chanin Rotz-Mountz


A northern Fulton County native remains free on $50,000 unsecured bail after allegedly pointing a gun at an area family that was en route to drop off their child at the grandparents’ home last Tuesday morning.

Dennis Lee Boden, currently of 206 Lincoln Way East, Apt. B, Mc- Connellsburg, was arrested an hour following the incident along New Grenada Highway on February 11, Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Michael Sprague reported. Charges against Boden, who was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Devin Horne, include one count of firearms not to be carried without a license and three counts each of simple assault and recklessly endangering another person.

According to an affidavit of probable cause filed by Trooper Sprague, the victims, a 25-year-old female and a 25-year-old male, appeared at the McConnellsburg state police substation at 8:10 a.m. to report Boden had “pulled a gun on them” near the intersection of Cutshall Road in Taylor Township.

The couple said they were on their way to the home of their 2- year-old daughter’s grandparents when they passed a van and a pursuit began.

“After they passed the van, it sped up and tailed them all the way to their parents’ residence,” the charging documents said. “Once at the residence, an individual in the passenger’s side of the van began to take pictures with her cellphone.”

Investigators said the male victim questioned Boden, the other driver, “what his problem was.”

“After which the operator pulled up in front of them, pulled out a box, pulled a revolver out of the box and began to load it. The male victim pulled out his own gun, which he has a permit to carry, and the individual got back in the van and sped away,” police alleged.

Boden,40, reportedly provided state police with a written statement in the case. The affidavit said that after following the victim and exchanging words, Boden pulled out a pistol and walked toward the victim’s vehicle. When Boden realized the victim also possessed a gun, he ran to his van and fled the scene.

Boden allegedly did not have a pistol permit and kept the .22 caliber revolver concealed in the center console of his van.

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