WESTMORELAND, N.Y. (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY) – The Oneida County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a man has been arrested on several felony charges for allegedly threatening is girlfriends’ life at gunpoint.

Around 6:00pm on Monday December 27th, OCSO deputies received a call regarding a domestic dispute taking place at a residence on West South Street in Westmoreland. Upon arrival, they learned that 87-year-old Crawford Lewis of Westmoreland allegedly “restrained his girlfriend and threatened to shoot her with a handgun” – Investigator Rick Stanek, Oneida County Sheriff’s Office

The OCSO Criminal Investigations Unit and the Identification Unit were then called in for further assistance and Lewis was arrested for the following:

  • Menacing in the Second Degree (Misdemeanor)
  • Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Forth Degree (Misdemeanor)
  • Two Felony charges of Unlawful Imprisonment in the First Degree (Class E Felony)
  • Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree (Class C Felony)

Lewis has been arraigned and committed to Oneida County Jail on $20,000 cash bail and $40,000 bond.  An order of protection will be issued on behalf of the victim.