Man Allegedly Threatened To Bring Gun Into Potsdam Bank


A 60 year old Norfolk man accused of bringing a BB gun into the Norwood-Norfolk Central School has been arrested again - this time for allegedly threatening to bring a gun into a Potsdam bank.

Steven Wells of 60 West Main Street was arraigned in Canton Town Court on a warrant charging him with second-degree aggravated harassment.

Court papers allege Wells made a threatening telephone call to First Niagara Bank employee Robert Barlow after becoming upset when a bank credit card had not been activated. 

Wells allegedly told the bank employee, "If I have to bring a gun to the bank to complete the transaction, then I will."

During his arraignment, Wells told the court he was upset with the bank because "these people have all my money tied up - a quarter of a million dollars."

Wells is currently free on a $100,000 bond in connection with the BB gun arrest.

The January incident resulted in a lockdown of Norwood-Norfolk Central School.

He was charged with criminal possession of a weapon, stalking and harassment. 

Wells was released on his own recognizance to reappear in Potsdam Court on Friday. 

See our earlier report

Saturday, December 10, 2016
, Watertown, NY

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