POTSDAM A Norfolk man who caused a security scare at Norwood-Norfolk Central School two months ago is in trouble again after he allegedly threatened to bring a gun into a bank after an argument over a credit card.
Potsdam police on Wednesday arrested Steven R. Wells, 60, of 60 West Main St., Norfolk, on a charge of second-degree aggravated harassment, Sgt. Charles M. Daniels said.
Wells allegedly was angry about a credit card issue when he called a First Niagara Bank employee and said he would bring a gun to the bank if thats what it would take to resolve the issue.
He was arraigned Wednesday in Canton Town Court and released to appear in Potsdam Court.
Wells was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, first-degree harassment and fourth-degree stalking after he turned up at Norwood-Norfolk Central School the morning of Jan. 25 bearing a gift for a teacher and wearing a shoulder holster with a black Desert Eagle BB pistol beneath his jacket, state police said.
According to court documents, the teacher said she had met Mr. Wells approximately two weeks previously, and that he had been repeatedly calling and texting her in the days leading up to his appearance at school.
The weapon was not loaded, troopers said.
Wells posted a $100,000 bond following his January arrest and had been free pending further proceedings.