According to Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol, on Tuesday afternoon, February 8, 2022, deputies responded to a trespass complaint in the Town of Marcy. A resident in an apartment house on Maynard Drive reported that there was a man who didn’t belong there sitting in his vehicle in a parking lot. When deputies arrived the caller pointed out the car. A deputy approached the car to talk to the driver, but he was noncompliant. The deputy was trying to find out why the person was there, but the driver refused to talk to the deputy. When the deputy asked the driver to turn off his car and step out, the driver put up his widow. The deputy grabbed the door handle in order to open the door but the driver put the car in gear and drove off with the deputy still holding on to the handle. The driver drove off and was stopped a short time later by the state police on Hayes Road, where the driver was taken into custody.

The driver was identified as Michael Tracy 50 of Cicero. He was charged with obstructing governmental administration in the second degree and reckless endangerment in the second degree, both class A misdemeanors. Tracy was given an appearance ticket returnable in Marcy Town Court at a later date. Sheriff’s Deputies were assisted by members of the New York State Police.

The deputy complained of soreness and numbness in his hand. He was treated at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital and released.