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Man arrested for multiple gun charges after menacing Troopers- Hostage Negotiators called in – explosive devices recovered

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Michael T. Baldwin Reports

On November 10, 2022, Troopers from SP Amity arrested Jacob J. McCowen, 39 of Centerville, NY for Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd degree- loaded firearm (C Felony), Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd degree- 5 or more firearms (C Felony), Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd degree- Assault Rifle- 5 counts (D Felony), Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 4th degree (E Felony), Endangering the Welfare of a Child- 5 counts, Menacing 2nd degree 2 counts, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition Feeding Devices- 26 counts, Criminal Possession of a Weapon 4th degree, Obstructing Governmental Administration 2nd degree.

According to State Police Public Information Officer James O’Callaghan, on November 9, 2022, at 10:19 P.M., Troopers out of SP Amity responded to Findlay Road in the town of Centerville, NY for a domestic dispute. Troopers attempted to make contact with McCowen in the residence and he menaced them with a firearm. McCowen barricaded himself in the residence with other occupants. Troopers were assisted by NYSP Hostage Negotiators, Special Operations Response Team and the Bureau of Criminal Investigation throughout the night.  At approximately 6:25 A.M., McCowen walked out of the residence and attempted to leave in his vehicle. McCowen was taken into custody without incident.  Numerous firearms and possible explosive devices were recovered from the residence.  McCowen was transported to SP Amity for processing. McCowen was arraigned at the Town of Hume Court and remanded to the Allegany County Jail on $25,000 cash bail.

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