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Police Say Student Pulled Gun On Roommate

The streak of crime between roommates continues.

Joshua Landes, a Penn State student, allegedly pointed a handgun at his roommate’s head in the midst of an argument, according to court documents. He was charged with terroristic threats, reckless endangerment, and simple assault, as first reported by The Daily Collegian

The argument was supposedly over the fact Landes stole from his other roommates. When things intensified, Landes went to his room and returned with the handgun, which he then pointed at his roommate. Following the incident, Landes fled from their apartment on the 700 block of Beaver Ave before he was picked up by the State College Police Department.

Landes told police at the time he did not have a gun. But when he was further questioned by his roommates about where he kept the gun, he allegedly responded he “should have shot [the roommate] when he had the chance.”

The court documents go on to reveal his roommate asked “if he felt he needed to shoot him” at the time of the incident. The roommate also pointed out to Landes he was committing a felony by brandishing the weapon. “You think I don’t know that?” Landes allegedly replied.

Landes was charged on Monday and placed in the Centre County Prison. He posted his $50,000 bail the following day, but is not allowed to return to his residence on Beaver Avenue. He is awaiting his preliminary hearing scheduled for Feb. 24 at 8:30 a.m.

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