CLEARFIELD – A man accused of brandishing a gun during a property dispute waived the charges to court Wednesday at his preliminary hearing at the Clearfield County Jail.
Ricky Lee Hutton, 59, of Munson has been charged by Morris-Cooper Regional police with simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, terroristic threats, defiant trespass actual communication to and harassment. His bail has been set at $10,000 unsecured.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, on April 2 police were dispatched for a report of a weapon violation on Colorado Road in Munson. Upon arrival police met with the victim who explained he was on his son’s property clearing trees and brush.
At this time, he noticed the red ribbons, which he and his son had put up, were gone. While he was working, Hutton had come over and told him that he was on his property. The victim told police he knew that he was not and continued working on the property.
Then, he stated Hutton pulled onto the property on his utility terrain vehicle to stop the victim from working. The victim moved to a different part of the job and continued to work; when he finished he returned to Hutton’s location and asked him to move.
However, Hutton became extremely angry and allegedly refused to move for the victim to continue working. The victim said he asked him again in a stronger voice but Hutton took pictures and refused to move.
The victim then told Hutton to move his UTV or he would with his skid steer. Hutton laughed, according to the affidavit. But when the victim turned his skid steer toward the UTV, Hutton allegedly brandished a gun, pointed it at the victim and stated “go ahead and try to move it.”
The victim told Hutton to “put that [expletive] thing away” and reached for his phone. He advised Hutton that he was calling police, at which point Hutton jumped on his UTV and fled to his garage. The victim told police he called his wife and asked her to report the incident because he was shaking badly.
Hutton returned to the property, the victim told police, and he yelled at him, “I called the police. He stated Hutton jumped back on his UTV, stated “yeah right” and left the property.