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Clifton Springs man arrested for having handgun illegally at home

The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Clifton Springs man following an investigation into an illegally possessed handgun.

According to a news release, Michael Tyler Thomas, 28, was arrested for criminal possession of a weapon after a complaint of an illegal firearm within a residence.

Investigation determined that Thomas was in possession of a handgun illegally.


He didn’t have a pistol permit, as required by state law.

The handgun was recovered and he was arrested without incident.

The charge will be answered at a later date in local court.