Man shot in armed con­fronta­tion with two deputies pleads guilty

The Buffalo News - - LOCAL NEWS - – Harold McNeil

A Cat­ta­rau­gus County man has pleaded guilty in State Supreme Court to two counts of men­ac­ing a po­lice of­fi­cer and crim­i­nal pos­ses­sion of a weapon, ac­cord­ing to the Erie County Dis­trict At­tor­ney’s Of­fice.

The charges against Ni­cholas Kren­cik, 35, of West Val­ley, re­sulted from an Aug. 5 in­ci­dent in Springville where Erie County Sheriff’s deputies found him armed with a short­ened shot­gun, pros­e­cu­tors said.

Ac­cord­ing to the Dis­trict At­tor­ney’s of­fice, two deputies were sum­moned to the County Fair store, where they con­fronted Kren­cik, who re­fused to drop his weapon, even as Kren­cik ad­vanced on one of the deputies. Even­tu­ally, both deputies fired at Kren­cik, who was in­ca­pac­i­tated with in­juries that were not life-threat­en­ing. Kren­cik faces up to 15 years in state prison when sen­tenced as a sec­ond vi­o­lent felony of­fender May 14.

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