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Steuben judge held person, threatened them with a gun, then immediately violated court order after first arrest

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State police arrested a town judge from Steuben County after he held a person against their will and threatened them with a gun.

Michael Stewart, 48, who served as Cameron Town Judge, was arrested as result of that investigation.

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Stewart was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, second-degree menacing, second-degree unlawful imprisonment, and fourth-degree criminal mischief.

Stewart was processed and transported to the Steuben County Jail where he awaited arraignment, troopers said.


After being released from jail, Stewart immediately violated the order of protection and was arrested again for criminal contempt.

He was additionally charged with five counts of criminal sale of a firearm.

All of the charges will be answered at a later date.