Deputies use taser to sub­due armed man

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - FRONT PAGE - Free­man staff

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.


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