A Dutchess County man was arrested after he allegedly threatened a deputy and a trooper with a box cutter. 

Obviously not the brightest star in the sky, a man thought it was a good idea to pull out a box cutter on authorities.

A deputy and a trooper responded to a 911 call reporting a altercation between persons at a residence in Peekskill.

Mark D. Tomkins, 36 of Holmes NY, who appeared to be intoxicated when police encountered him upon arrival. He became hostile and allegedly drew a box cutter from his waistband and brandished it in a threatening manner toward the deputy and trooper.

He was ordered repeatedly to drop the weapon, he eventually complied. However, he then allegedly resisted arrest and had to be subdued.

Tompins was arrested and charged with:

  • Menacing a Police Officer - Felony
  • Criminal Possession of a Weapon - Felony
  • Obstructing Governmental Administration - Misdemeanor
  • Resisting Arrest - Misdemeanor
  • disorderly Conduct - Violation

Tomkins was arraigned and remanded to Putnam County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash bail or bond pending a future court appearance.