Massena felon jailed on $5,000 for threatening to kill woman with 12-gauge
Monday, October 28, 2013 - 5:16 pm

A 31-year-old Massena resident was jailed on Sunday night after police arrested him on a warrant from a prior alleged incident where he threatened to kill his girlfriend and himself with a shotgun.

Joseph Olmstead of 20 Boynton Street is charged with one count each of second-degree menacing and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

According to court documents, Olmstead threatened Crystal Durocher with a 12-gauge shotgun on October 13. They had been fighting and she called the police and he allegedly pointed the weapon at her forehead and threatened to kill her and himself if she didn’t call them off.

He was charged with the weapon possession count because he is a convicted felon who is not legally allowed to own firearms, having been convicted of attempted second-degree burglary on May 12, 2003.

Olmstead was arraigned before Justice Eric Gustafson and remanded to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility, Canton in lieu of $5,000 bail or $10,000 bond.