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Charleroi man accused of menacing wife with gun

Dylan Fritz

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Thursday, May 15, 2014, 2:21 a.m.

A Charleroi man upset because his wife stayed out all night is accused of threatening her with a gun.

Dylan Michael Fritz, 24, of 503 Crest Ave. was arrested Wednesday after his wife, Brooke Fritz, called Charleroi Regional Police.

After Officer John Mitaly arrived at the couple's residence shortly after 6 a.m., Dylan Fritz allegedly said his wife had just returned home. Fritz wanted to know the identity of the “guy she was with,” according to a criminal complaint.

He reportedly told police he neither hit nor threatened his wife with a gun.

Police said two children – ages 4 and 2 – were in the house during the incident.

Brooke Fritz told police that after she got home, her husband at first wouldn't let her in.

She allegedly told police that after Dylan Fritz allowed her to enter, he pointed his Smith & Wesson 9 mm handgun at her and kept asking “who the guy is.”

The woman subsequently ran outside and called 911, police said. While she was outside, Dylan Fritz allegedly sent several text messages to her cell phone.

He sent her one message containing a photo of his pistol and another stating, “What do you think the value of the house is with and without holes,” according to the complaint.

Dylan Fritz said in another text message, “I mean, something could be wrong. I could be bleeding out, and you would not even care,” police said.

As he was being placed in custody, Dylan Fritz allegedly told police the pistol was in his jacket pocket and that he had a knife in a pants pocket. Both weapons were confiscated, according to the complaint.

Dylan Fritz is charged with aggravated assault, terroristic threats, recklessly endangering another person, simple assault, harassment, disorderly conduct and two counts of endangering the welfare of children.

Dylan Fritz was arraigned early Wednesday by Magisterial District Judge Larry Hopkins, who sent him to the Washington County Correctional Facility in lieu of $100,000 straight cash bond.

He faces a preliminary hearing 9 a.m. May 29 before Hopkins in Charleroi.

Stacy Wolford is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-684-2640 or at



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