By RICHARD F. BELISLE
Staff Writer, Waynesboro
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Terry Brown, accused of holding his wife hostage and Chambersburg police at bay in a nine-hour standoff July 15, waived a preliminary hearing Friday.
The waiver sends his case to the Court of Common Pleas.
Police ended the standoff at 439 W. Queen St., where Brown, 50, and his wife Barbara Ellen Brown lived, by firing about a dozen canisters of tear gas into the home. She told police her husband was depressed over their pending separation, according to court records.
She said Brown had been home since 2 a.m. displaying a rifle and repeatedly threatening violence, court records said. She walked out of the house with the rifle around 8:15 a.m. after her husband had fallen asleep. She told police he had access to a shotgun inside the house, according to court records.