Man sentenced after firing 10 rounds into office of trailer park community

Jim Melwert
July 30, 2018 - 4:56 pm

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DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A Bucks County man who fired 10 shotgun blasts into the office of his trailer park community pledges to be a better citizen when he gets out of prison.

Jimmy Stormant, 56, said he was going to kill himself that day. His workers' compensation claim had been denied, Social Security disability benefits weren't paying the bills, credit card debt was piling up, and he had lost his health insurance.

He drove his dog to his ex-wife’s house, emptied his bank account and left the cash for his mother, then drove to the office. Frustrated over an ongoing maintenance issue, he fired 10 shotgun blasts into the Pennwood Crossing trailer park office. 

Police found Stormant sitting outside his trailer with a handgun, a Bible and a bottle of whiskey at his feet.

With time-served, Stormant will be eligible for parole in September. Bucks County Judge Raymond McHugh praised him for his behavior in county prison, adding he’s taking a chance on him with the light sentence for aggravated assault. 

The judge also credited Stormant for taking advantage of programs in county prison, but warned him to stay away from alcohol when he gets out.