An Illinois man is under arrest after allegedly pointing a loaded rifle at a truck driver while sitting in a pickup truck while both were travelling on I-90 yesterday near the town of Dunkirk.

New York State Police say they were contacted by a truck driver just before 3:00pm on Monday, November 29, 2021 who said that the “male passenger of a silver Ford F-150 pointed what appeared to be a rifle at him, out the window of the truck, while traveling on the Thruway.”

State Police found the vehicle near mile marker 468.  Troopers say that they saw  a Stag Arms AR-15 loaded with a 30-round magazine in the truck, along with a bag that contained 125 live rounds of ammunition.

The driver of the F-150 was not charged but the passenger, identified as 23-year-old Tyler S. Ringwood of Charleston, Illinois, was arrested.  He faces the following charges:

  • Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd Degree (loaded firearm)
  • Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd Degree (large capacity ammunition feeding device)
  • Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd Degree (assault weapon)
  • Menacing (with a weapon) in the 2nd Degree

Ringwood is being held at the Erie County Holding Center in lieu of bail or bond while he awaits a court appearance to answer the charges.

[Author's Note: This post is informational only and is based largely on a press release from the New York State Police.  WIBX has contacted authorities for an update but none are available at this time.]

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