Rochester man accused of tying up, threatening Utica man

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - A Rochester man faces charges after he allegedly tied up a Utica man and threatened to kill him, Utica Police said.

John Fulmore, 32, of Augustine Street in Rochester, is charged with misdemeanor counts of unlawful imprisonment and two charges of menacing and felony counts of criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of stolen property. He is also charged with possession of certain ammo-feeding device, a violation of the SAFE Act.

According to officials, around 10:30 p.m. Monday, police responded to a home on Kemble Street for a report of a domestic argument. A man said his boyfriend had arrived to visit and when he got there, he called the victim to a bedroom and produced a set of handcuffs. He wanted the victim to turn around and put his hands behind his back and when the victim refused, he allegedly put the handcuffs on him anyway.

He then allegedly placed duct tape on the man's mouth and made him get on his knees. He then allegedly produced a handgun and placed it to the victim's head and said he would kill him. The victim said he was able to convince the suspect to free him and tried several times to escape. The man then allegedly grabbed a knife, held it to the victim's throat and threatened to slit it. The man was able to escape and call police.

When police arrived, a search of the apartment turned up a loaded Ruger 9mm handgun with eight rounds of ammunition. The gun came back as stolen out of Rochester in 2008.


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