ENFIELD, N.Y. — Police arrested a man Tuesday night in Enfield after they say a fight broke out and the man pointed a gun at a deputy.

A deputy went to a home at 3:38 p.m. on the 300 block of Trumbulls Corners Road in regard to a child custody complaint, police said in a news release.

While speaking to a person about the issue, another person, Kenneth D. Benjamin III, began arguing with a person. A “physical altercation” ensued and Benjamin allegedly pointed a gun toward the deputy.

The news release states, “The deputy was eventually able to secure the suspect and the firearm, which was found to be unloaded.”

Benjamin, 37, of Enfield, was charged with felony menacing a police officer and misdemeanor second-degree harassment.

He was arraigned the town of Enfield court where his bail was set at $1,000 cash or $2,000 bond by Judge Betty Poole. A jail official said Wednesday morning that Benjamin is still in custody.

Jolene Almendarez

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