Ithaca, N.Y. — A man accused of pointing a knife at an off-duty Ithaca police officer during a domestic dispute in early October has two previous felony convictions, court documents show.

Wilson. (Courtesy Ithaca Police Department)

Darryl Wilson, 33, was indicted this week. He faces three new felony charges — criminal possession of a weapon, menacing a police officer, and intimidating a victim or witness — after an altercation with an off-duty police officer on Oct. 2.

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Court documents say that Wilson was previously convicted of attempted robbery in 1999 and criminal sale of a controlled substance in 2001 — both times, he was convicted in Kings County in New York City, records show.

After being arrested in October, Wilson “shouted threats of violence to police officers, including the off-duty police officer, and made menacing comments about an IPD police officer’s family,” according to the Ithaca Police Department.

Wilson is scheduled to reappear in court on Nov. 25 at 1:45 p.m. at the Tompkins County Courthouse.

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Here’s the account police gave of the 3:57 p.m. incident:

An off-duty cop who lives in the area heard a commotion coming from the property and responded to the house.

Arriving before the uniformed police, the off-duty cop found Wilson with a knife. Wilson pointed the knife at the cop and ignored the cop’s commands to drop the weapon.

Other officers got to the scene shortly thereafter and arrested Wilson. Both he and Angela Whitted, 28, of Ithaca, were arrested for their involvement in the domestic dispute, according to the Ithaca Police Department.

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