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Batavia man charged with menacing neighbor and 5-year-old with firearm

A Batavia man was arrested Sunday afternoon for allegedly menacing a neighbor and his 5-year-old son with a firearm, Genesee County Sheriff's officials said.

Russell L. Penepent, 54, was charged with two misdemeanors following the 3 p.m. incident on the 4000 block of West Main Street: menacing in the second degree and endangering the welfare of a child.

Penepent was arraigned in Town of Batavia Court and remanded to the county jail in lieu of $2,500 cash or $5,000 bond. His next appearance in court is slated for Sept. 22.

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