Man With Knife Says 'I'm Gonna Poke You': Police

Victim dodged knife by jumping into girlfriend's car, police say. Easton man arrested in alleged assault.

A man brandishing a silver-and-black pocket knife in a Bethlehem neighborhood ran toward another man while yelling “I’m gonna poke you,” prompting the victim to jump into his girlfriend’s car for protection, court records say.

The accused, Tyler James Grays, 22, of Easton, then kicked the rear driver’s side door, causing a 12-inch-to-15-inch dent and $600 in damage, the records say.

The records do not say what may have prompted the incident at 3 p.m. Tuesday on the 1300 block of Eastwood Road in Marvine-Pembroke.

The other man told police he “quickly” jumped into his girlfriend’s 2012 Hyundai Elantra to get away from the charging Grays, according to court records.

Grays, of 1438 Ferry St., was charged with terroristic threats, simple assault and criminal mischief. He was arraigned at 1:45 a.m. Wednesday by on-duty District Judge Todd Strohe of Bangor and committed to Northampton County Prison in lieu of $10,000 bail.


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