Verona, NY -- Justin Carter, the man who held authorities at bay for five hours in Verona on Friday, was arraigned Saturday morning and is in the Oneida County Jail without bail. He's due in the Town of Verona court on Tuesday.
State police announced late Friday night that he was charged with the following:
Attempted Murder of a Police Officer 1st degree, a class “A” felony
Reckless Endangerment 1st degree, a class “D” felony
Menacing a Police Officer, a class “D” felony
Criminal Possession of a Weapon 4th degree, a class “A” misdemeanor
State Police responded to 6047 State Route 46 in the town of Verona for a suicidal subject in a barn behind the residence and was possibly armed with a gun.
Responding Troopers and a Oneida County Sheriff Deputy took positions of cover and established a perimeter. The subject, later identified as Carter, age 35 fired several shots towards Troopers from at least two sides of the barn. State Police crisis negotiators spoke to Carter, and after several hours, he voluntarily surrendered without incident.