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Police: Sharon man points gun at woman he met online

A Sharon man is accused of pointing a gun at a woman he met online, police say.

Ross Martin, 78, is charged with pointing a firearm, according to police documents.

On Wednesday, two men called 911 and said their co-worker, a 59-year-old Kansas woman, was at Martin’s Woodlawn Acres home and Martin was pointing a gun at her, according to a York County Sheriff’s Office report.

When police arrived, a trailer was in front of the home, according to reports. The woman was sitting inside a car while Martin was sitting on the carport. When he stood up, deputies could see he’d been sitting on a silver handgun.

Martin told deputies he met the woman online and travelled to Kansas to meet her, the report states. Later, he had her move in with him. But they had been fighting for weeks, so he asked her to leave.

Martin had been at the doctor’s office Wednesday, and when he returned home and saw the trailer, he assumed he was being robbed and grabbed his gun, according to the report.

Through a translator, the woman said she and the two men were helping her move while Martin was away, the report states. After he arrived, he began yelling at her and the two men before pointing the gun at one of them. She said she hadn’t left with the men because she was afraid of the gun.

The two men said they called 911 when they noticed the woman hadn’t left with them, the report states.