PERU — A Peru man was charged with possession of an assault rifle and magazines and felony criminal mischief following an alleged domestic incident Thursday.
During an argument with his girlfriend Thursday night, Stuart M. Strader, 27, allegedly broke her laptop and threatened to kill her, Plattsburgh-based State Police said.
Strader’s girlfriend gave a Romanian G AK-47 rifle with three large magazines to State Police at the Plattsburgh barracks, police said. The weapon allegedly belonged to him, police said.
Police took possession of the weapon.
Strader was arrested the next morning and was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a weapon (assault rifle), a felony; third-degree criminal possession of a weapon (ammunition clip), a felony; third-degree criminal mischief with damage of property valued at more than $250, a felony; and second-degree harassment, a violation.
He was arraigned in Peru Town Court and released in accordance with a pre-trial release program, police said.
Strader is due to reappear in court at 2:30 p.m. Monday.
TICONDEROGA — An out-of-state fugitive from justice was arrested Wednesday in Ticonderoga.
At about 8 p.m., Gary W. Devel, 43, of Dawson, Ala., was stopped by Ticonderoga Police for a brake-light violation, Ticonderoga Police said.
Devel is wanted in Alabama on a grand jury indictment for a charge of possessing and receiving a controlled substance, a felony.
Devel gave police a false name when they interviewed him, police said.
He was arrested and charged with being a fugitive from justice, a felony; false personation, a misdemeanor; aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor; unlicensed operator of a motor vehicle; driving an unregistered motor vehicle; driving an uninsured motor vehicle; and an inadequate brake lamp.
Devel was arraigned in Ticonderoga Town Court and is in Essex County Jail without bail awaiting extradition to Alabama.