Cops: Chenango County man charged after making threats

Michael J. Wothe, 62, of McDonough, N.Y. (Cortland County Sheriff’s Office)

CORTLAND, N.Y. — The Cortland County Sheriff’s Office helped track down a Chenango County man Tuesday who was considered armed and dangerous.

At around 8:56 p.m., the Cortland County Sheriff’s Office was asked to assist the Chenango County Sheriff’s Office in locating a late model Chevy pickup truck. The driver 62-year-old Michael J. Wothe, was considered to be armed and dangerous.

Wothe was involved in a dispute in the town of Pitcher where he threatened the use of a firearm, according to Lt. Karl Altmann with the sheriff’s office.

Officers located Wothe on Route 41 in the town of Cortlandville driving the pickup truck within an hour of the request.

Wothe was found to be intoxicated but not in possession of a weapon. He was arrested for driving while intoxicated, processed, and later arraigned in Cortlandville Town Court.

Wothe is currently being held at the Cortland County Jail. Upon his release, he will be turned over to the Chenango County Sheriff’s Office to answer charges out of Pitcher Town Court for menacing in the second degree.

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