Gerry Foster is in hot-water after state police said he threw a ceramic coffee mug at a state trooper’s head.
State police records indicate Foster is being charged with felony aggravated assault and prohibited possession of a weapon.
On Friday, the 61-year-old man was held up in his Schantz Road home near Prospect, PA. Troopers attempted to serve an Act 302 mental health warrant, but things became a struggle almost immediately.
Foster reportedly said,
“I’m going out in a blaze!”
A large ceramic coffee mug was thrown by Foster, and went through a window. The mug nearly struck a state trooper in the head.
A full standoff was initiated after the troopers believed to see him pointing a long barrel rifle at them.
When the police put up a surveillance drone, Foster walked outside and threw a baseball at the drone. The drone crashed into the yard and was damaged. Foster is currently not charged with the destruction of an aircraft, which brings up to 20-years in federal prison.
When Foster surrendered to the SWAT team, they had found he was in possession of a long-barrel rifle, a shotgun, and a stockpile of ammunition.
Foster will stand trial in the incident after bond was set at $50,000.00
He had currently waived his charges to the Court of Common Pleas in Butler County, PA.