McELHATTAN - Edward Steptoe Andrews, 72, of 102 Susquehanna Ave., South Renovo, was arraigned Saturday night on 17 charges, including two counts of attempted homicide.
Andrews is charged with shooting Alma Antram, 72, and stabbing her son, Douglas H.G. Antram, 41, at their home at 124 Susquehanna Ave., just after 6 p.m. Friday.
Both victims were flown by helicopter to Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Sunday night, Alma was reported in critical condition and Douglas was listed in fair condition.
District Judge Joseph Sanders conducted Andrews' arraignment by video from the Clinton County Correctional Facility and set bail at $750,000. If convicted, Andrews could be sentenced to up to 20 years in prison for each of the attempted homicide charges alone.
Andrews was taken into custody after he fled the scene of the alleged attacks, driving his Chevrolet Tahoe out of town on Route 144 South, then crashing it into a tree off Beech Creek Mountain Road. State police had him checked out medically before interviewing him at the Lamar barracks.
According to the affidavit, Andrews told Trooper Matthew McDermott he had been drinking at home Friday and recalled that "like a year ago" he had loaned the two victims money, which they were not paying back. He said he thought about the money, got out his Ruger 22/45 pistol and a Timber Rattler bowie knife with a fixed blade about a foot long, and went to the Antram home.