Father and son charged after Kossuth Ave incident

By NEWSChannel 2 Staff

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - A father and son are both facing charges after an incident on Kossuth Ave in Utica on Thursday night.

According to Utica Police, Jason Badger, 32, of Utica had allegedly been in an argument with one of his Kossuth Ave neighbors and threatened to shoot up the house of his neighbor. Shortly after the argument, the neighbor told police Badger was seen with a rifle and a shot was heard. When officers arrived on the scene, they surrounded Badger's home and attempted to make contact with him.

While this was occurring, police say Jason Badger's father, Todd Badger, 52, also of Kossuth Ave, arrived on the scene and refused to disperse. Police say they told him several times that the scene was not safe and that he had to leave, but say he refused to do so. When police tried to take Todd Badger into custody, they say he fought with officers and at one point, attempted to take an officer's taser from their holster. Assisting officers were able to take him into custody and he was charged with resisting arrest, criminal possession of a weapon and obstructing governmental administration.

Police say after some time, Jason Badger came out of the house and surrendered. He was then charged with menacing, reckless endangerment and criminal possession of a weapon.

While searching the house, officers located a loaded 9mm rifle.

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