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Wayne County man threatened group of adults and children with BB gun: Now he faces 10+ charges

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Deputies say a Butler man faces 10+ charges after a disturbance at his home on Memorial Day.


According to a news release, James Merritt, 55, of Butler menaced a group of four adults and three children with a BB gun while at his home Monday evening.

Deputies and New York State Police investigated the incident.

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He was charged with seven counts of menacing; three counts of endangering the welfare of a child; and one count of criminal possession of a weapon.

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

Merritt was taken to the Wayne County Jail and held there pending arraignment.