Sheriff: Suspect threatened to 'gut' Steuben deputies
Dana L. McCarrick, 45, of Caton, charged with 2 felonies
CATON — The Steuben County Sheriff's Office has arrested a Caton, N.Y. man after the suspect "repeatedly" threatened department personnel with harm, including to "gut" law enforcement officials with a knife, authorities said.
Acting on a warrant, the Steuben County Critical Incident Response Team last Thursday arrested Dana L. McCarrick, 45, of Riley Hill Road, Caton on felony charges of making a terroristic threat and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon. The charges are class D felonies.
According to Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard, McCarrick "repeatedly threatened to kill or maim members of the Sheriff’s Office by use of firearms, explosions and “gutting with a knife."
McCarrick is also accused of possession of a firearm despite having a previous criminal conviction.
The warrant search turned up an unspecified quantity of suspected marijuana as well as brass knuckles, the sheriff said.
McCarrick was arraigned in the Steuben County Centralized Arraignment Court and released.
Further charges are expected as the investigation is ongoing, the Sheriff's Office said.