| News

Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Charges change in Beaver County nursing home threat

Email Newsletters

Sign up for one of our email newsletters.

Daily Photo Galleries

Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, 7:54 p.m.

Prosecutors in Beaver County withdrew the charges filed against a man they accused of carrying a gun and threatening to kill people inside the nursing home where his mother lives.

County detectives then refiled a charge of carrying a firearm without a license against Larry A. Hicks, 53, of Rochester, according to state court documents. Hicks remains in the Beaver County Prison to await a preliminary hearing scheduled Thursday.

Prosecutors could not be reached on Tuesday to explain why they withdrew the original charges of defiant trespass, harassment and making terroristic threats as well as the firearms charge.

Sheriff's deputies arrested Hicks on Jan. 17 at the Friendship Ridge nursing home when they found him carrying a .22-caliber semiautomatic pistol and a pair of loaded magazines for the weapons.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.



Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Pirates sign free agent 1B-OF Goebbert, RHP Webster
  2. Penguins’ Perron returning to form
  3. Committee says Senate should move forward on removing Attorney General Kane
  4. Steelers notebook: Tomlin not grooming successor to RB Williams
  5. Steelers kicker Boswell puts best foot forward
  6. Obama: No credible intelligence about terror plot against US
  7. Police find marijuana grow rooms in Castle Shannon
  8. Cheswick super fan, 90, has had season tickets for almost 70 years
  9. Stanley’s Bar & Grill in Ford City offers free Thanksgiving dinner
  10. Buffalo man dies after truck hits him in the West End Circle
  11. For some, pathway to Thanksgiving often bumpy