Waverly man arrested
A Waverly man was arrested Saturday night after he allegedly threatening police with a sledge hammer during an incident in Waverly.
According to Waverly Police, Thomas Edward Comstock, 49, has been charged with felony menacing a police officer and misdemeanor obstructing government administration stemming from the incident at approximately 9:49 p.m. at his home on Charles Street.
Police had responded to a call reporting that a male was attempting to break into the residence with what was first indentified as an axe and that screams were heard. When police arrived, Comstock was found to be home and had used the sledge hammer to break into his own home for unknown reasons.
According to police, Comstock refused to put the weapon down when ordered to by police, leading to the charges. He was arrainged in the Village of Waverly Justice Court that evening and sent to the Tioga County (N.Y.) Jail in lieu of $2,500 bail. He faces a hearing at 4 p.m. today.