Man accused of holding teen at gunpoint, tying her to floor

LEWISTON, N.Y. (WIVB) – A Niagara Falls man is accused of hitting a 16-year-old girl and then tying her to the floor as he searched her home for valuables.

A teenage girl told Lewiston Police she was home alone Saturday, when a man with a bandana over his face entered her home on Mount Hope Road on the Tuscarora Indian Reservation.

Authorities say Keith Printup Jr., 26, entered the home with a shotgun and struck the 16-year-old in the face, knocking her on the floor. Printup is accused of leading the girl around the house at gunpoint and tying her to the floor, during his search for valuables.

Police say he left the residence after taking various items.

Printup was arrested at his home in Niagara Falls. He is charged with burglary, criminal possession of a weapon, unlawful imprisonment, menacing, endangering the welfare of a child, criminal obstruction of breathing, petit larceny and criminal mischief.

He will be arraigned in Town of Lewiston Court and bail was set at $10,000 cash or $20,000 bond.

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