|Morganelli and Officer Schwab|
These charges stem from a complaint first made from David Gava on June 21, who claimed that a 9mm caliber bullet had hit his home. That was followed by a second complaint from Stephanie Branning, who told police that the previous day, a stray 9mm round had hit her garbage cans.
Stockertown Police Officer Eric Schwab, along with County Detective Gerard Walsh, began an investigation and noticed numerous 9mm rounds at the gun club, along with a live round. Thanks to a security camera installed by the gun club after a previous investigation, investigators reviewed footage revealing that someone, later identified as Frey, was shooting outside of the designated shooting area. He also appeared to be bump-firing his ASR rifle, which simulates automatic fire.
Forensic testing by the Pennsylvania State Police reveal that the rounds found at the Gava and Branning homes came from Frey's rifle.
Frey has also been banned from the Stockertown Rod and Gun Club. Morganelli commended the club for installing the security camera, which led police to Frey. He also complimented the thorough police work from Officer Schwab and Detective Walsh, and recognized the investigative journalism done previously by formerWFMZ reporter Hillary Lane.