Enfield, N.Y. — A Newfield man was arrested by police after a short foot chase on Sunday after officers were called to a report of a man with a gun who was threatening to kill people.
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Police found Clifton T. Clarke, 23, at a home in the town of Enfield with his hand under his shirt. He was with a woman and a small child.
Clarke refused to show his hands when ordered, then put one hand inside of his waistband and took off running, according to a news release from the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office. He was arrested behind 165 Jacobs Drive extension after the brief chase.
Clarke is now accused of assaulting a 49-year-old woman. During a domestic dispute, according to law enforcement, Clarke attacked the woman, then held her against her will and threatened her with a 12-gauge shotgun.
The woman was injured and taken to the Cayuga Medical Center for treatment. Her current condition is unknown.
Clarke now faces the following charges:
— First-degree reckless endangerment (felony)
— First-degree unlawful imprisonment (felony)
— Third-degree assault (misdemeanor)
— Second-degree menacing (misdemeanor)
— Criminal obstruction of breathing (misdemeanor)
— Fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon (misdemeanor)
— Endangering the welfare of a child (misdemeanor)
No mugshot was available.
According to the rest of the news release:
Clarke was taken to the Town of Enfield Town Court and arraigned before Judge Poole. Clarke was remanded to the Tompkins County Jail in lieu of $200,000 cash bail or $400,000 secured bond. Clarke is to reappear in the Town of Enfield Court on May 13, 2015 at 3:00 P.M.
Assisting with the investigation were members of the New York State Police, New York State Park Police and the Tompkins County District Attorney’s Office.