UPPER DARBY —Tueday September 3,2013
According to the Delaware County Times( http://www.delcotimes.com/ ) a Delaware County sheriff’s deputy is free on bond after being charged with aggravated assault, reckless endangerment and possession of a weapon after an incident outside of a Drexel Hill bar early Sunday morning.Bryan D. Long, 42, of the 500 block of Darby Road in Haverford, was arrested around 12:30 a.m. Sunday outside of Casey’s Saloon on Lansdowne Avenue.
According to Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood, Long allegedly was driving in his pickup truck when he got into a verbal altercation with three people in another car. At that point witness, say that Long pulled out a gun.
Chitwood said Long then allegedly pulled out a handgun and pointed it at the three witnesses while he was in another vehicle before driving off. The other motorists then saw him get out into the parking lot of Casey’s and go into the restaurant. They called 911 immediately.Superintendent Chitwood said the three witnesses flagged down a police car and related their story. Two policemen went into the bar and found Long.(http://www.topix.com/city/upper-darby-pa)
“Two of the three people in the car positively identified Long as the guy that pulled the gun,” Chitwood said.
Officers placed Long under arrest and searched his truck where they found two weapons and Long’s badge and identification of the sheriff’s department. The officers found a .45-caliber Glock semiautomatic pistol that was fully loaded with a round in the chamber according to Chitwood. They also found on the floor of the back end of the truck, an M-4 rifle in a black gun bag Chitwood continued. The unloaded rifle belonged to the sheriff’s office, Chitwood said, and it has since been taken back.
Long is charged with three counts each of aggravated assault, simple assault and recklessly endangering another person, in addition to one count of possession of a weapon. He posted 10 percent of $100,000 bail imposed by Magisterial District Judge Ann Berardocco at a preliminary arraignment Sunday morning. Long is scheduled for a preliminary hearing before Judge Robert Radano at 8:30 a.m. On Sept. 10.
According to a spokesperson for the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office, Long has been a member of the department for about three years and most recently served on the warrant unit. He has been placed on administrative leave pending an internal investigation and the resolving power of the criminal charges.