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February 1, 2013

Farrell man tells judge that accuser is lying about gun threat

FARRELL — A Farrell man already charged with shooting a man two years ago and filming himself teaching a child how to break up marijuana last year was arrested this week after he allegedly threatened a woman with a gun.

”She’s lying,” Christopher B. Cordero told District Judge Ronald E. Antos, Farrell, referring to the ex-girlfriend who called police.

Cordero, 25, of 711 Hamilton Ave., was arrested at home and charged with aggravated and simple assault, burglary, prohibited possession of a firearm, carrying a firearm without a license, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, possession of pot with intent to deliver, reckless endangerment and terroristic threats.

Southwest Mercer County Regional police were called at 6:47 p.m. to an apartment in the 800 block of Market Avenue. A woman told them that she had her doors open and unlocked on the warm day when Cordero, a former boyfriend, walked into the apartment without permission holding a pistol, police said.

The woman was sitting with her 8-year-old daughter speaking on the telephone and Cordero knocked the phone from her hand with the gun, police said.

Cordero put the pistol on a table and the girl ran upstairs, police said.

Cordero and the victim argued and he picked up the pistol, pointed it at her face and said he would kill her if she keeps “talking s---,” police said.

He left out a back door, police said.

Police spotted Cordero on the front porch of his home, arrested him, and obtained a search warrant to look for the gun. They found a holster and, in a different location, a loaded .40-caliber automatic pistol, police said.

Also found were ammunition, a bag of pot and a digital scale, police said.

Cordero is not allowed to possess a gun because of two felony drug convictions, police said.

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