Hartwick Man Waved Knife At Chief, Officer, D.A. Says

Hartwick Man, 71, Waved Knife At Chief, Officer, D.A. Says

HARTWICK – A 71-year-old Hartwick man has been arrested for allegedly menacing Cooperstown Police Chief Mike Covert and a village officer with a knife during a 911 call, county District Attorney John M. Muehl announced today.

Assisting EMS, Covert and Patrolman Joshua Flint responded to the Schultz home at 155 Greenough Road, Hartwick, on April 27, 2015.  While interviewing Jackson S. Schultz in the kitchen, he allegedly grabbed a kitchen knife out of a drawer and threatened to kill the law enforcement officers, Muehl said.

Jackson Schulz

Officer Flint used his Taser, and the two officers were able to take Schultz into custody and have him transported to Bassett Hospital for evaluation, according to a press release.  State troopers assisted.

The District Attorney’s Office obtained a warrant for Schultz’s for two counts of menacing a police officer or peace officer, a class D violent felony, and arrested him Tuesday at his home without incident.  If convicted, he faces up to 14 years in state prison.

Muehl and Assistant D.A. William C. Green are prosecuting.

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