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Orchard Park stun gun suspect charged in road rage case

The Orchard Park man accused of using a stun gun and chasing a driver was arrested a second time in connection with another incident, town police said.

Police executed a warrant Thursday evening and arrested Michael Overton, 18, on charges of second-degree menacing, fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and endangering the welfare of a child.

At about 4 p.m. Sunday, police said they responded to a report of a "road rage" incident on Orchard Park Road, near Southwestern Boulevard. Police said that someone banged on a victim's vehicle "with what was believed to be a flashlight/Taser." Police said the victim reported the driver also made "sexual gestures." The victim then drove away.

Overton was charged with endangering the welfare of a child because there was a 15-year-old in the victim's car, police said. Overton was arraigned and released.

On Wednesday, Orchard Park police arrested Overton in a separate incident.

A woman called police at about 5 p.m. to say she and her boyfriend were driving in town and being followed by a man they didn't know. After Overton "apparently chased their vehicle down with his vehicle," police said, both drivers pulled over to the side of the road.

That was when Overton pulled out a stun gun and used it on the other man, according to police.

Police found him at an Orchard Park Town Board meeting, police said. When Overton was arrested, police found a stun gun inside his vehicle, police said.

Overton was charged with second-degree assault, second-degree menacing and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon in that case. He was arraigned  and released on bail, according to police.


Police: Orchard Park man chased vehicle, used stun gun on occupant

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