34-year-old Ervin Stubbs of Ocala, Florida has been arrested and charged with criminal possession of a weapon and for being a fugitive from justice; this followed a road rage incident during which Stubbs allegedly shot a 42-year-old man from Detroit, while traveling on the Thruway in Pennsylvania. The victim was shot in the knee but still managed to drive to the Fredonia/Dunkirk exit, where he met with New York State Police. He was treated at Erie County Medical Center and released. An investigation found that Stubbs was allegedly operating a truck on the Thruway when he allegedly shot the victim. He was located at the Flying J Truck Stop in Pembroke and found in possession of a Ruger 9mm handgun. Stubbs was arraigned in Batavia and transported to Pennsylvania to face additional charges on a warrant extradition.
Batavia Police have arrested 34-year-old Anthony Armstrong of Rochester following the five-hour standoff at 64 Walnut Street that started with a hang-up call to 9-1-1. Late yesterday afternoon, an argument had broken out between Armstrong and a tenant in one of the apartments; Armstrong entered the apartment unlawfully and barricaded himself inside and held the tenant against their will. Armstrong had a knife and threatened to harm himself; the victim was in fear of their own safety. State Police along with a Monroe County SWAT team assisted local law enforcement. The victim was able to escape through an upstairs window. Eventually, Armstrong surrendered, was taken to the hospital for evaluation and then turned over to the police. He was arraigned in Genesee County Court and is being held in County Jail. The long list of charges against him includes burglary, felony unlawful imprisonment, and criminal possession of a weapon, which is considered a felony because Armstrong has a prior conviction. The detailed story by Howard B. Owens is available on the website of our news partner, The Batavian: -b-owens/after-five-hour-standoff-suspect-charged-with-felonies-held-in-jail/628877 041b061a72