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New Hartford Police Taser Man Following Domestic Dispute

Gary Kingsley, Jr.( Image Courtesy UPD)

 New Hartford, NY (WIBX) – Two weeks ago, Utica Police arrested him on felony drug possession and child endangerment charges, last night New Hartford Police needed to taser him to get him under control.

According to New Hartford Police, 31-year old Gary Kingsley, Jr. became argumentative during a domestic violence investigation, pushing and shoving the arresting officer.  “He was highly intoxicated”, said New Hartford Patrolman Daniel Herman.

Kinglsey, Jr. was taken into custody and charged with Obstruction of Governmental Administration, Resisting Arrest, Criminal Mischief and 2 counts of Harassment.  He was arraigned and sent to the Oneida County jail in lieu of $8,000 bail.

On November 18th, a Bernie Bus monitor alerted Utica Police to a potentially dangerous situation last Friday afternoon. According to police, the school bus was dropping off a 4-year old in front of the child’s Minot Place residence and when the child’s father failed to come outside, the bus monitor walked the child into the home.

According to authorities, once inside, the bus monitor spoke to the child’s father, the same man New Hartford Police arrested Sunday night, Kingsley, Jr.  After leaving the residence, the Monitor watched the four-year old exiting the home teary-eyed and afraid, prompting the bus monitor to call police. 

According to Utica Police, once on-scene, they discovered numerous illegal drugs within the home — crack, pills, marijuana and a bag of cocaine. Kingsley was arrested on numerous charges, including felony drug possession and 2 counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

Police say at the time of his arrest, Kinglsey, Jr. appeared to be under the influence of drugs and alcohol, with his 2-year old daughter asleep in a crib, her diaper filled with feces. 

Child Protective Services turned over the both children to family members.

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