The Ulster County man allegedly threatened the woman with the loaded shotgun in front of two children.

On April 23, at approximately 10:35 p.m. Saugerties Police responded to a 911 call at 353 Washington Avenue Extension for a reported domestic dispute.

Following a police investigation, it was determined that during the course of a domestic dispute with the victim, Allen L. Lawless threatened the victim with a loaded 12-gauge shotgun.

The incident occurred in front of two children, ages 10 and 14.

Lawless was arrested and charged with criminal possession of a weapon, menacing, attempted assault, and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

A stay-away order of protection was issued on behalf of the victim and the children. Additionally, all firearms in the residence were seized by police upon court order.

 

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