Lansing Man Released After Threatening Bank Workers and Kicking Deputies
LANSING, N.Y. (WENY) - A Tompkins County man is back out on the street after an altercation inside a Lansing Bank on April 14th.
The Tompkins County Sheriff's Office says deputies responded to the Key Bank on North Triphammer Road just after 3 PM. The call was for a man inside wielding a baseball bat, acting irate, and had broken a door inside.
Witnesses on the scene told deputies the man took off on foot with the bat. Deputies later found him running on Graham Road and detained him.
The person was identified as 31-year-old Dusty Townsend of Lansing.
Authorities say he had gone in the bank with the bat, threatened to harm bank employees, and caused damage inside.
Townsend was charged with two counts of Criminal Mischief in the 3rd Degree (Class E Felony), Menacing in the 2nd Degree (Class A Misdemeanor), Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 4th Degree (Class A Misdemeanor), Criminal Mischief in the 4th Degree (Class A Misdemeanor), Resisting Arrest (Class A Misdemeanor), Obstructing Governmental Administration (Class A Misdemeanor), and three counts of Harassment in the 2nd Degree (Violation).
Townsend was sent to centralized arraignment and released to Probation by the orders of the Judge.