According to Sheriff Robert Maciol, one man was arrested and other arrests are pending after an altercation at the Oneida County Office Building.

Shortly after this morning’s building opening, deputies encountered disorderly patrons that were engaged in a verbal altercation at the security check point and vestibule. As deputies intervened, a man attempted to punch one of the deputies.

A second man, Paton Andrew Rarden, age 21, homeless, was also attempting to engage in the group altercation and pushed two deputies that were attempting to control the situation.

The incident was brought under control a short time later and business proceeded as normal.

Rarden, was charged with Disorderly Conduct and Harassment, both of which are violations.

He was released to appear at a later date in the City of Utica Court.