Tennessee Man Arrested For Pointing Gun At Trucker On I-90 In WNY
Talk about road rage! A Tennessee man driving on I-90 in New York State pulled a gun on a truck driver. On Wednesday, June 29, 2022, just before 2 pm, New York State Police received a call about a menacing vehicle driving eastbound on the interstate through the town of Ripley. A trucker said that a man driving a Ford Fusion pointed a gun at him. The driver of the Fod then allegedly pulled in front of the truck and slammed on his brakes. He then proceeded to change lanes and speed away from the truck.
Troopers found the Ford Fusion and pulled it over. During the traffic stop a Tennessee man, 41-year-old Daniel P. Yount II, was taken into custody. During a search of his vehicle, police found a Taurus model G3C 9mm semi-automatic handgun, which was located within reach of Yount while driving. The 12-round capacity magazine contained 10 live rounds. Two additional magazines were found, each loaded with 11 rounds.
The driver was taken to the State Police precinct in Dunkirk where he was processed and charged with criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd degree, 3 counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd degree, and Menacing 2nd degree.
He was taken to the Chautauqua County Jail and given a $200,000 cash bail.
Gov. Hochul Announces New York State Police Seized More Than 600 Guns
Within the first six months of 2022, New York State Police seized 98 percent more guns than the prior year. Governor Kathy Hochul released the figures during a recent press conference. Following a meeting of the Interstate Task Force on Illegal Guns at the New York State Intelligence Center in East Greenbush, Gov. Hochul, who just won the Democratic primary for Governor, spoke about the increase in seizures.
- During the first six months of 2022, from January and June, State Police seized 662 guns, which is a 98 percent increase compared to the same period in 2021.
- Gun seizures outside of New York City are up 94 percent compared to 2020 and 40 percent compared to 2021.
- So far this year, State Police have conducted 346 gun-tracing investigations.
- Various law enforcement agencies have seized 360 Ghost guns this year, so far. State Police have seized 65 ghost guns year-to-date.