19 August 2021

  Major Darrin S. Pitkin
  Troop D Commander



State Police in Watertown arrested Nathan J. McElhone, age 46, from Theresa, NY, for the following:

  • Robbery 2nd degree (C-felony)
  • Reckless Endangerment 1st degree (D-felony)
  • Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 5th degree (A-misdemeanor)
  • Criminal Trespass 3rd degree (B-misdemeanor)

On August 19, 2021, at approximately 5 a.m., McElhone drove onto the Fort Drum Base near Training Range 41B and stole a military Humvee.  While stealing the military vehicle, McElhone caused an injury to a soldier who attempted to stop the theft.  McElhone was subsequently detained by members of a military unit and turned over to the Military Police.  McElhone was also found to be in possession of stolen military property (targets and a wood shelving unit). 

Nathan J. McElhone was arraigned in the Town of Clayton Court and remanded to the custody of the Jefferson County Sheriff without bail.  

The New York State Police was assisted in this investigation by the Fort Drum Military Police, the Military Police Investigators, and the Fort Drum Federal Police. 



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