Sheriff's office: Man with knife flips off deputies

Richard Byers Richard Byers

April 18, 2019 12:13 PM

FARMINGTON, N.Y. (WHEC) — A Victor man has been arrested after deputies say he gave them the middle finger and walked towards them with a knife.

Richard Byers, 31, is charged with menacing a police officer, a felony, after an incident at the Speedway on Route 332 in Farmington early Wednesday morning.


Deputies say they found Byers in a car at the gas station just before 2 a.m. When they approached him, he allegedly gave them the middle finger before getting out of his car with a knife. 

Byers walked towards the deputies while still holding the knife, but eventually followed their commands and dropped the weapon, according to the Ontario County Sheriff's Office.

Byers is set to be arraigned Thursday morning.


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