Hudson Valley Man Arrested After Allegedly Threatening Workers With Shotgun
A Hudson Valley man was arrested after police say he threatened a group of water service workers with a shotgun at his home.
New York State Police at Wurtsboro responded to a report of a man with a gun outside a home on Crescent Circle, Rock Hill in the Town of Thompson. Upon their arrival police say they found the home’s owner, 38-year-old Randy J Phitts, standing in his doorway armed with a shotgun.
Phitts complied with commands, surrendered his weapon, and was taken into custody without incident.
Police say an investigation revealed that the homeowner was in an ongoing argument regarding his water service. When workers arrived at his home, Phitts allegedly endangered the water workers with a loaded shotgun.
Phitts was charged with 2nd-degree criminal possession of a weapon, felony, and 2nd-degree menacing, a misdemeanor.
He was arraigned in the Town of Thompson Court and remanded to the Sullivan County jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail. He is due back in court at a later date.