Catskill man accused of pulling a gun on highway road crew

From Saugerties Police:

On June 5, 2019, at 1:30 in the afternoon, Saugerties Police responded to a 911 call reporting a dispute between an Ulster County Highway Department work crew conducting paving in Old Kings Highway, and a motorist whom reportedly brandished a handgun during the dispute.

It was reported that a verbal dispute occurred between the two parties, and the motorist later identified as 27-year-old Wyatt Earp Cooper, displayed a handgun, during the dispute. Cooper reportedly then fled the scene in a red pickup truck, continuing north on Old Kings Highway. A bolo was placed for an older model red Ford F250, single cab pick-up truck, that was being operated by a white male, with facial hair and a ball cap.

On 6/6/19, an Ulster County Sheriff’s deputy stopped a pickup truck on West O’Rielly Street in the City of Kingston, matching the description of the vehicle and operator. Saugerties Police Detectives responded and interviewed Cooper, subsequently charging Cooper with Menacing with a Handgun in the 2nd Degree.

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