ENFIELD, N.Y. — An Enfield man was indicted in Tompkins County Court on Thursday morning following an altercation in which he allegedly pointed a gun at a deputy.

Kenneth D. Benjamin, 37, was arrested on Tuesday night after police responded to a child custody complaint on Trumbulls Corners Road around 3:38 p.m.

Police said in a news release that Benjamin began arguing with another person upon the arrival of police, resulting in a “physical altercation,” where Benjamin pointed a gun at the deputy. The news release stated that “the deputy was eventually able to secure the suspect and the firearm, which was found to be unloaded.”

Benjamin was arraigned in Enfield Town Court, and his bail has been set at $1,000 cash or $2,000 bond.

He was indicted in Tompkins County Court Thursday morning and was charged with menacing a police officer, second-degree menacing, fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and endangering the welfare of a child.

Alyvia Covert

Alyvia is a Crime Reporter with The Ithaca Voice. She graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Journalism and Photography.