Lancaster County sheriff’s deputies arrested Ryan Tyler Norton at his parents’ home near Martell on Monday night after he allegedly shot at his younger brother and two others.
Norton, 22, hasn’t been charged, but deputies booked him into jail on suspicion of attempted murder, terroristic threats and use of a weapon to commit a felony.
In court Tuesday, prosecutors asked County Judge Jean Lovell to hold him in jail overnight without bond for terroristic threats and use of a firearm
. He is set to go to court Wednesday.
Lancaster County Sheriff Terry Wagner said deputies responded to a 911 call at 10:19 p.m. Monday on a report that Norton was in a Quonset on his parents’ property near U.S. 77 and Stagecoach Road. They were told he was drunk and was threatening his 17-year-old brother and two other teens with a .357 Ruger handgun.
Wagner said Norton allegedly held the gun on a friend who had gone there with him to fix a flat tire.
He alleged Norton told them he was going to kill them, then started firing rounds at them.
Norton’s brother and his friend ran to the house and locked themselves inside, he said. Norton’s friend got in his car with the flat and drove away.
None of the shots hit anyone. Two hit a parked car.
“They’re lucky he was a bad shot,” Wagner said.
He said the tactical response team was called, but deputies had Norton in custody before the team arrived.
Once the gun was empty, one of the teenagers got it from him and hid it, Wagner said.
He said Norton lived with his parents at the place near Martell at one time but now is a transient.