Deputies use taser to subdue armed man
Columbia County deputies used a taser to end a standoff with an armed man, the county Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday.
Aaron P. Silveraterry, 28, of Union Street, Hudson, was charged Monday with one felony count of menacing a police officer and one misdemeanor count of criminal possession of a weapon, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Silveraterry’s arrest followed his release from the Columbia Memorial Hospital, where he was admitted for observation after the Sept. 23 incident, Lt. Wayne Lopez said Wednesday.
Deputies went to Healy Boulevard in Greenport on Sept. 23 after being alerted about a man throwing objects at passing vehicles. Deputies found the man in the parking lot of a Midas muffler shop and saw he was holding a large knife, the Sheriff’s Office said.
The man, later identified as Silveraterry, was told several times to drop the knife while making “aggressive movements” toward deputies, according to a press release from the Sheriff’s Office. Deputies ultimately subdued Silveraterry with a taser, the release stated.
Silveraterry was arraigned in Greenport Town Court and sent to the Columbia County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail. He’s due back in court on Oct. 11.