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Man indicted for threatening his neighbors in Wellsburg



Wellsburg, New York – After allegedly threatening his neighbors with a gun, a Wellsburg man has been indicted by a Chemung County Grand Jury.

On November 6 around 10 p.m., a 59-year-old Leo Stewart was arrested by the Chemung County Sheriff’s Office after Deputies responded to a report of a disturbance on Main Street in the Village of Wellsburg.

Steward was at a neighboring residence, involved in a verbal altercation that turned physical, according to the arrest report.

He left and returned with a handgun and threatened people before leaving again and returning to his home, officers said.

At the time he was arrested, deputies found another handgun at his residence.

According to court documents Stewart possessed a loaded .40 caliber semi-automatic pistol and a Hi-Point JCP .40 caliber pistol.

Stewart was indicted on three counts of criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree.

Stewart was arraigned in the Town of Southport Court and taken to the Chemung County Jail with bail set at $100,000 cash/$200,000 bond.