LOWVILLE  Two women feared for their lives after a man pointed what appeared to be a real handgun at them on Monday.

At around 8:30 p.m., the police department received reports of a man pointing a handgun at several people at a residence on Shady Avenue in the village.

Following an investigation, Scott R. Ielfield, of Lowville, was arrested and charged with four class “A” misdemeanors, including two counts of second-degree menacing - weapon and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon.

Turns out, Mr. Ielfield pointed and brandished a black Daisy Co2 BB handgun at two women. He threatened to shoot them, which made the women fear for their lives as they thought the weapon was a real firearm at the time.

Mr. Ielfield was arraigned in village court and was remanded to the Lewis County Correctional Facility on $1,500 bond. No contact orders of protection were issued in favor of both female victims.

Johnson Newspapers 7.1

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