Police: 34-Year-Old Man Breaks Into House; Assaults, Threatens to Shoot Woman, Man

| June 13, 2019

CLARION CO., Pa. (EYT) – A 34-year-old man is facing felony charges after he allegedly broke into a Clarion County house, then assaulted and threatened to shoot a woman and a man in the residence.

Court documents indicate the Clarion-based State Police filed the following criminal charges against Ryan Scott Cunningham, of Uniontown:

  • Burglary – Overnight Accommodations; Person Present, Bodily Injury Crime, Felony 1
  • Criminal Trespass-Break Into Structure, Felony 2
  • Terroristic Threats With Intent To Terrorize Another, Misdemeanor 1 (two counts)
  • Simple Assault, Misdemeanor 2
  • Criminal Mischief – Damage Property, Misdemeanor 2 (two counts)
  • Harassment – Subject Other to Physical Contact, Summary (two counts)

According to a criminal complaint, around 10:33 p.m. on Monday, June 10, Trooper Gray, of the Clarion-based State Police, was dispatched to a residence on Kellys Way in East Brady Borough, Clarion County, for a report of a burglary. Trooper Gray was then met at the front door of the residence by the victims.

According to the complaint, the first victim reported that her ex-boyfriend, Ryan Scott Cunningham, broke into her residence through a side window while she and the second victim were inside the residence. The first victim also stated that Cunningham shoved her down onto the ground and then engaged in a physical altercation with the second victim during which a wardrobe with a glass window was smashed.

The complaint states that the first victim also related that after the physical altercation ended, Cunningham threatened the victims by stating he “was leaving and going to come back to the residence shooting.”

The victim said that after Cunningham left the residence, she could hear glass smashing outside near a parked vehicle.

The second victim stated that Cunningham confronted him inside the residence and “started throwing punches.” The victim went on to say that, in an act of self-defense, he bear-hugged Cunningham to avoid being struck, which led to him and Cunningham falling into the wardrobe and smashing the glass.

According to the complaint, the second victim also stated that Cunningham said he was “leaving and going to come back shooting.”

The complaint notes that during the physical altercation, the second victim sustained bodily injury above his right eye and on his left hand between his ring finger and pinky finger.

Based on the investigation, Cunningham is scheduled to be arraigned in front of Magisterial District Judge Jeffrey C. Miller at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 13.


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