Verona man charged in standoff will have case go to grand jury


TOWN OF VERONA — The 35-year-old man accused of taking shots at law enforcement officers during a barn-based standoff will have his case presented to the grand jury for a possible indictment.

Justin C. Carter, of Verona, was scheduled for a felony hearing in Verona Town Court on Tuesday. Court officials said his case was forwarded to the county level.

Carter is charged with one count each of attempted first-degree murder of a police officer, first-degree reckless endangerment, menacing a police officer and fourth-degree possession of a weapon.

State police said they were dispatched to 6047 Route 46 at about 12:12 p.m. Aug. 9 for a suicidal subject in a barn behind a residence. Responding troopers and sheriff’s deputies took positions of cover outside the barn and established a perimeter.

Troopers said Carter fired several shots towards the law enforcement officers from at least two different sides of the barn. No one was hit. Carter eventually surrendered to law enforcement without further incident shortly before 6 p.m.


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