One Arrest After Coin Store Scuffle
ONEONTA – An Edmeston man was arrested yesterday morning after Oneonta police responded to a disturbance at Oneonta Coin Co. and allegedly saw him in a physical confrontation with the owner.
Timothy E. Arnold, 47, was arrested after police were called by the store’s owner, James Phraner, to report a disturbance with a customer. According to Acting Police Chief Doug Brenner, when officers arrived, Phraner, a professional weightlifter, was holding Arnold down.
According to police, Arnold entered the store and, following a dispute with Phraner, attempted to leave the store with a box of coins valued at $1,500. Phraner called the police and held Arnold until the officers arrived. Brenner said that when officers arrived, Arnold allegedly resisted their attempts to arrest him.
Arnold has been charged with the felonies of burglary in the third degree, class D felony and Attempted grand larceny in the fourth degree, class E felony, and the class A misdemeanor of resisting arrest. If convicted of all charges, he faces 12 years’ incarceration.