LANSING, N.Y. — A Pennsylvania man was indicted on felony gun charges following a report from a woman saying that she feared he was traveling to the area to attack or kill her family members.
Henry M. Regn, 83, is charged with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a firearm, both felonies.
According to court records, Regn’s former fiance broke off their relationship after tensions flared between him and her family. Since the break up, the woman said Regn was having a hard time accepting that their relationship was over.
On July 10, a concerned relative talked to Regn about the issue. The relative ended up calling the woman immediately afterward to warn her that the Regn had legally purchased a new firearm recently and said he was on the way to the area to “eliminate” her family. The woman called police, who pulled Regn over in Lansing and found a loaded gun with a bullet in the chamber underneath the driver’s seat of his vehicle.
The woman wrote in a police report, “Additionally, from my experiences with him, I feel that Regn is a very unstable person. I have witnessed violent outburst(s) where he had acted very aggressively, shouted and been very irrational.”
The woman said she feared for her own safety and the safety of her family members.
Regn is scheduled to appear for arraignment at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 9 in Tompkins County Court.