By: Don Shaw email: don.shaw@pennsylvaniachronicle.com (570) 543-2961

Lancaster County jury deliberates 15 minutes, convicts man for threatening probation officer

Lancaster County jury deliberates 15 minutes, convicts man for threatening probation officer

Lancaster, PA

A Columbia man was convicted yesterday, October 1, 2019,  in Lancaster County Court of threatening to stab his probation officer. The jury returned a verdict in about 15 minutes  convicting 34-year-old Steven L. Andrews Jr. of misdemeanor terroristic threats.

Assistant District Attorney Mari Andracchio presented evidence that Andrews made the threat last year in a meeting with a counselor at Lancaster County Prison. The counselor then passed along the threat to her supervisor and the probation officer.

Lancaster County Judge David Ashworth will order sentence following  a pre-sentence investigation. Andracchio presented testimony from the probation officer who recalled numerous prior meetings with Andrews in which he discussed a fascination with knives and stabbings.

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