A man who has been on the lam for about six months was arrested Thursday, but not before he allegedly stuck a gun in a deputy's face and extended his flight from the law by another 39 minutes.
Michael Scott Adams, 22, of Cayuga Village, was arrested by town and state police and Niagara County sheriff's deputies on an outstanding town warrant for attempted third-degree burglary.
Sheriff's Investigator Louis Faery said further charges are pending against Adams, who he said ran from officers and used a pellet gun -- which "appeared to be the real thing" -- to hold off officers trying to arrest him.
Faery said deputies and town officers approached Adams' trailer home to arrest him on the warrant after learning he had returned here from the state of Washington, to which he allegedly fled last sumemr to avoid arrest.
Instead of surrendering, Adams dashed out of the trailer to escape arrest again, deputies said. He allegedly pulled out a Crossman air gun and pointed it in Deputy Scott D. Milleville's face as the suspect ran past officers who chased him through the trailer park.
After he was cornered in a wooded area at the north end of Cayuga Village, Adams held off officers for about 10 minutes before they talked him into surrendering the gun, Faery said.