Ephrata Man Charged W/ Stalking; Terroristic Threats

Austin L Busser, 34, of the 900 block of Clearview Ave.  Ephrata, PA was charged with 2 counts of Stalking and 2 counts of Terroristic Threats after sending threatening text messages regarding his ex-wife’s family who live in Denver Borough.  Police obtained copies of the text messages, one of which states …”I’m putting her dad in the fu**ing hospital.”  The text messages were sent at approximately 0034 hours on April 5, 2017.

The defendant had been charged in December of 2016 for violating a PFA.  On March 31, 2017, Busser was sentenced to two years probation for a similar incident and told not to have any contact with the victim, including any electronic communication or text messages.

A warrant was issued for Busser’s arrest.  On April 7. 2017 Ephrata Police took Busser into custody at his residence.  He was turned over to the East Cocalico Township Police and arraigned before District Magistrate Nancy Hamill and remanded to Lancaster County Prison after failing to post $20,000 bail.

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