SYRACUSE — A Syracuse man who threatened two women with a gun before turning it to his own head is facing possession of a firearm and intimidation charges.
Joshua Bruce Obacz, 39, 12380 North Kings Dr., Syracuse, is being charged with possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon, a level 4 felony, and two counts of intimidation with a deadly weapon, level 5 felonies.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, officers with the Kosciusko Sheriff’s Department responded to a physical fight involving a firearm at Obacz’s address on March 29. When the officer arrived to the residence he was met by two females, one of which was running from the home. Both women stated that Obacz had a gun and threatening to kill himself.
The affidavit states that the officer was able to locate Obacz inside a closed bedroom and was able to talk with him until he came out unarmed. A Glock 40 caliber handgun was found in the bedroom on a nightstand.
Both women stated that Obacz had gotten upset when he came home and both women were in the bedroom, with one of the women specifying that it was due to a male subject bringing them home.
According to the affidavit, Obacz grabbed the gun and chambered a bullet. Both women stated that Obacz had pointed the gun at each of their heads stating he was going to kill them before placing the gun to his own head. The women advised they were afraid Obacz would shoot them.
The affidavit continues, stating Obacz advised he went into the bedroom where the women were, picked up the handgun, cocked it and put it to his head stating, “Is this what you wanted?” He further advised he didn’t know if he pointed the gun at the women.
Obacz was convicted of dealing meth in Kosciusko Circuit Court in December 2011.
Obacz was booked into the Kosciusko County Jail on March 29 and held on $10,250 surety and cash bond.