LANSING, N.Y. – A father and son from Groton were arrested on Friday after police responded to complaints of a physical dispute at a gas station in Lansing.

Tompkins County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the Mobil Gas Station at 2311 N. Triphammer Road in Lansing just after 4 p.m., responding to a call reporting a ‘physical confrontation.’

Police said initial reports from witnesses indicated that two males had fled the scene after the dispute. Upon locating and interviewing the victim of the dispute, police reported property had been stolen from the man during the attack.

According to court documents, William D. Reap, 54, physically pulled the victim out of the passenger seat of his vehicle and proceeded to physically attack him. His son, David A. Reap, 22, assisted him with the attack, records state. The two men allegedly struck the victim several times in the head and chest area and then stole his phone and his hat before fleeing.

Officers from The Village of Cayuga Heights Police Department the Village of Groton Police Department also assisted at the scene.

The two men were arrested later on Friday evening and were both charged with second-degree robbery, a class C felony when aided by another person.

Both were arraigned in the Town of Lansing Court and remanded to Tompkins County Jail.

Alyvia Covert

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