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Police Arrest Man For Menacing A Trooper

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On October 1, 2023, State Police of Sand Lake arrested William Cornell, 71, of Stephentown, NY, for Assault in the second degree, Menacing a Police Officer or Peace Officer, and Criminal Mischief in the third degree. On October 1, 2023, at about 7:09 p.m., Troopers responded to a Stephentown home for the report of a physical dispute. On arrival, Cornell came to the door armed with a long gun. The gun was seized, and Cornell was detained. Further investigation determined Cornell reportedly was in a verbal dispute when he threw an item that struck and injured the victim. Other property was also damaged. The victim escaped the situation and called for law enforcement and medical assistance. Cornell was transported to SP Sand Lake for processing. He was arraigned at the Grafton Town Court, where he was remanded to the Rensselaer County Correctional Facility without bail.

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