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Posted on: October 4, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Jury Deliberates 15 Minutes to Convict Man of Threatening to Stab his Probation Officer


A Columbia man was convicted this week in Lancaster County Court of threatening to stab his probation officer.

A local jury deliberated about 15 minutes before convicting 34-year-old Steven L. Andrews Jr. of misdemeanor terroristic threats.

Assistant District Attorney Mari Andracchio presented evidence that Andrews made the threat last year in a meeting with a counselor at Lancaster County Prison.

The counselor then passed along the threat to her supervisor and the probation officer.

Lancaster County Judge David Ashworth will order sentence after a background investigation in a couple months.

ADA Andracchio presented testimony from the probation officer who recalled numerous prior meetings with Andrews in which he discussed a fascination with knives and stabbings.

Lancaster County Detective Dean Miller (ret.) filed the charge.

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