24 November 2019
 
 
 NEW YORK STATE POLICE 
 Major Robert E. Patnaude
 Troop G Commander
 
 
 
PRESS RELEASE

Troopers from SP Fonda arrested a 49-year-old man for the class C felony of Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd degree, class D felony of Possession of a Forged Instrument 2nd Degree, and 4 counts of  Criminal Possession 4th degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Mitchell L. Richards of South Carolina, was arrested following a vehicle stop for a traffic infraction on SR 30 in the Town of Amsterdam early Saturday.  During the traffic stop and subsequent  investigation, it was discovered that Richards possessed a loaded firearm, and multiple edged weapons.  Richards was also charged with a D felony for Possession of a Forged Instrument 2nd degree, after it was discovered that he had altered the vehicles temporary registration.

Richards was processed at SP Fonda and arraigned in the Town of Glen Court. He was remanded to the Montgomery County Jail on $10,000 cash bail / $20,000 secured bond pending a future court appearance in the Amsterdam Town Court.
 
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