Accused stalker who forced lockdown at NNCS faces new charges of threatening Potsdam bank; released on own recognizance
Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 12:00 pm

POTSDAM – A Norfolk man recently released on $100,000 bond for bringing a BB gun to a local school has been charged with threatening a Potsdam bank.

Potsdam police arrested Steven R. Wells, on an arrest warrant charging him with second-degree aggravated harassment.

The warrant was issued following an investigation that found Wells to have made threatening phone calls to employees at First Niagara Bank.

Wells was taken into custody at Norfolk Town Court and arraigned in Canton Town Court before Justice Curly where he was released on his own recognizance and ordered to appear back in Potsdam Village Court this Friday.

The arrest occurred as Wells was awaiting a court appearance for a January charge for carrying a BB gun on Norwood-Norfolk Central School grounds.

At the time troopers said the Wells was wearing a handgun shoulder holster containing an “imitation pistol.”

Troopers said he was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, first-degree harassment, and fourth-degree stalking. He was arraigned and released on $100,000 bond for those charges.