Man who threatened to blow up garage indicated | great story

BATAVIA — A Genesee County grand jury has filed a six-count indictment against a Stafford man who barricaded himself in a garage he said was full of explosives.

Christopher C. Say, 31, is charged with second-degree assault, third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, attempted third-degree arson, second-degree criminal mischief, making a terrorist threat and fourth-degree criminal mischief.

All the charges are felonies except for the latter.

The charges stem from an altercation that happened Dec. 26 at 6302 Main Rd in Stafford.

Volunteer firefighters were called to the address for a report of a garage on fire.

Firefighters arrived and found Say, who was uncooperative and who barricaded himself inside the garage when police arrived.

Say allegedly threatened firefighters, deputies and state police, saying that he was going to blow up the garage, leading to a standoff. At one point, say allegedly tried to set the garage on fire.

Route 5 was closed and neighbors were evacuated during the standoff.

Say after refusing to leave the garage drove a car backwards through a garage door, hit a fence and then slammed into a parol car. He was taken into custoday.

An investigation revealed Say allegedly assaulted another man at the house earlier in the day.

Four other people also were indicated by the grand jury:

n Isaac D. Abrams, 21, of Tonawanda Seneca Nation, is charged with first-degree burglary and third-degree assault for allegedly breaking into a house and assaulting a man inside on Dec. 28

n Jason P. Gorton, 25, of Batavia is charged with first-degree assault, a class B violent felony punishable by up to 25 years in state prison. He allegedly used a cell phone to beat a woman, causing serious injuries on Dec. 26

n David B. Kenjockety, 44, of Lockport is charged with felony aggravated unlicensed operation, DWI and aggravated DWI.

n Edward S. Demetsenaere, 54, of Hilton is charged with felony DWI and AUO.

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