A man accused of shooting three people in two separate shootings in Uniontown was held for court on illegal weapons charges after the victims failed to appear in court Tuesday.
Attempted homicide and assault charges filed against Anderson Dwayne Gregg, 38, of Lemon Street in Uniontown were dismissed. The victims were subpoenaed, but did not appear in court, officials said.
One of the victims was shot twice in the head and once in the arm, and listed in critical condition immediately after the shooting. The other two victims suffered injuries that were not life threatening.
Gregg was driving his brother’s car when he was pulled over on Lebanon Street for speeding shortly after the shooting July 28 in Pershing Court and on Dunlap Street. Police saw an assault style rifle leaning against the front passenger seat, according to police.
Police conducted a search warrant on the car and found a Hi Point .380-caliber rifle with one round in the chamber and seven live rounds, and a Ruger .223-caliber rifle with one round in the chamber and 21 live rounds in a 30-round magazine. The Hi Point was registered to a Smithfield man, and was not reported stolen. No registration information was returned on the Ruger, Uniontown City Police criminal investigator Jamie Holland testified.
In 2003, Gregg was charged with robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, theft and terroristic threats. He was found guilty of burglary and robbery, making him a felon not to possess a weapon, Holland testified.
Uniontown City Police began investigating after receiving reports of two shootings at about 4 a.m. One of the victims, who was shot in the leg at 28 Dunlap Street, told police he was sitting on his porch when someone in an SUV fired two shots at him. A second victim was shot in the head and arm, and a third was shot in the buttocks at 14 Pershing Court. Each of them was taken to Uniontown Hospital, and the victim with life-threatening injuries was taken to Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, West Virginia for further treatment. Two of the witnesses identified Gregg as the shooter. Gregg reportedly said, “You (expletive) didn’t think I was coming back,” before he allegedly began shooting at the Pershing Court address, according to court documents filed in the case.
Gregg was held for court on two counts each of possession of a firearm prohibited, possession of a weapon, and one count of firearms not to be carried without a license. He was initially denied bail in the case. Magisterial District Judge Michael Metros set bail at $100,000 at the hearing. Gregg is also being held on a parole detainer.
Gregg is represented by attorney Michael Ford.