Stephentown man accused of threatening police with gun

A 71-year-old Stephentown man is facing charges for allegedly threatening a police officer with a long gun.

State Police said they responded to a Stephentown home on Oct. 1 at around 7:09 p.m. for a report of a physical dispute. When police arrived, William Cornell came to the door armed with the weapon. Police seized the weapon and arrested Cornell.

An investigation determined that Cornell was arguing with a person and threw an item that struck and injured the victim, according to a news release. Other property was damaged. The victim escaped the situation and called for law enforcement and medical assistance. 

Cornell was charged with second-degree assault, menacing a police officer and criminal mischief.

Cornell was arraigned at Grafton Town Court and sent to the Rensselaer County Correctional Facility without bail.