30 April 2020

  Major Philip T. Rougeux
  Troop D Commander



On April 29, 2020, State Police in Herkimer responded to the town of Newport for a reported road rage incident, where a witness reported that one party displayed a gun to the occupant of the other vehicle.

The investigation revealed that Thomas DeJohn stole a firearm from a residence in the town of Fairfield, then drove to a residence in the town of Newport where a road rage incident occurred, exited his vehicle and damaged the other party’s vehicle and displayed a rifle.

DeJohn was subsequently located in the town of Herkimer, where it was learned that he displayed a gun towards several individuals while making threats.

As a result of this investigation, Thomas V. DeJohn, age 18 from Middleville, NY, was arrested for the following:

  • Grand Larceny 4th degree, a class “E” felony
  • Menacing 2nd degree, a class “A” misdemeanor
  • Reckless Endangerment 2nd degree, a class “A” misdemeanor
  • Criminal Mischief 4th degree, a class “A” misdemeanor
  • Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd degree, a class “A” misdemeanor

DeJohn was arraigned in Herkimer County Centralized Arraignment Court and was released on his own recognizance in compliance with current laws.





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