WHITESBORO, N.Y. – A man on parole was arrested following a brief standoff with police in Whitesboro Tuesday evening, where he allegedly threatened another person and became hostile toward the officers.
Police were called to an apartment complex on Wood Road around 6:15 p.m. for a domestic dispute.
When officers arrived, they say 39-year-old David A. Pope fled from the home into the parking lot. While in the parking lot, Pope allegedly physically restrained a victim who was trying to get away from him, and threatened the victim and officers with a screwdriver he was holding.
As more law enforcement arrived to the scene, Pope began to get more uncooperative and aggressive. Police say after negotiating, they were able to take Pope into custody.
The suspect has been charged with menacing, criminal possession of a weapon, unlawful imprisonment and reckless endangerment.
As of Wednesday afternoon, Pope was still in the Oneida County jail waiting to be arraigned.