Garth Brink pleads guilty to reckless endangerment charge

By WKTV News

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - Garth Brink, 82, of Bouckville entered a plea of guilty to reckless endangerment, 2nd degree and criminal contempt, 2nd degree.

Brink is scheduled to be sentenced on February 26, 2014 by Judge Michael Dwyer.

The charges stem from an incident in July, 2013 in Oneida Castle.
Authorites say Brink held police at bay during a nine-hour standoff.

They say he threatened to take his own life and the life of a woman who lived in his home.

New York State Police and the Oneida County Sheriff's deputies responded to the call.

Neighbors had to be evacuated during the course of the standoff.

According to neighbors, Brink has Parkinson's Disease and was often known to be 'sickly.'

Many neighbors said they believed that the incident could have been the result of Brink's medications for the Parkinson's.

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