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Sheriff: Genoa resident threatened teens with gun during string of incidents last week

One person is in custody after an AR-15 style weapon was used to menace a group of teens during a series of incidents in the town of Genoa last week.

Sheriff Brian Schenck reports that on August 31 deputies learned about an incident that happened the night before around 8 p.m. at the Pit Stop gas station on Route 34 in Genoa.

It was reported that there were a series of confrontations between approximately nine individuals – ranging in age from 13- to 32-years-old.


The confrontation culminated in Sean ‘Emily’ Clairmont, 32, of Genoa retrieving an AR-15 style rifle from a vehicle and using it to menace a number of teens.

Clairmont was located in Tompkins County and taken into custody without incident. According to a news release, Clairmont was charged with felony criminal possession of a weapon and held on $2,000 bail.

The investigation remains active, and anyone with information is encouraged to call 315-253-3545.



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