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Wyoming County man faces charges in domestic dispute

WARSAW – A man who fled with a rifle after a domestic argument in the Wyoming County Town of Pike was taken into custody Sunday evening, sheriff’s deputies reported.

Scott A. Wilcox, 45, had been involved in an altercation Saturday with his girlfriend, during which he punched her and knocked her to the ground, deputies said. After the woman called 911, Wilcox took a 44 Magnum rifle and fled into a wooded area directly behind the Wiscoy Road home.

Deputies and State Police arrived at the scene, and the woman was moved to a safe location.

An investigation revealed that Wilcox was a three-time convicted felon who couldn’t legally possess any guns, and a warrant was obtained for his arrest. Public records indicate that between 1991 and 2011, he twice spent time in prison for robbery and weapons possession, as well as driving while intoxicated.

Sunday evening, deputies determined that Wilcox was back at the Wiscoy Road home. He was taken into custody, during a traffic stop, while a passenger in a vehicle leaving the residence.

A search of the residence led to the recovery of the rifle, along with 109 bullets, deputies said.

Wilcox was charged with misdemeanor counts of criminal possession of a weapon and attempted assault. Following arraignment in Pike Town Court, bail was set at $2,000 cash or $5,000 bond and Wilcox was ordered to return to court Tuesday.