A Cattaraugus County man who was shot by an Erie County sheriff's deputy during an August incident at a Springville gas station has been indicted on multiple charges.
Nicholas Krencik, 34, of Ashford was arraigned Thursday before State Supreme Court Justice M. William Boller on two counts of menacing a police officer and one count of criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree, Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn said.
At about 10:20 p.m. on Aug. 5, Krencik allegedly entered the Country Fair store on Route 39 and South Cascade Drive with a sawed-off shotgun. The district attorney's office alleges that as Krencik left the store, he was ordered several times by two Erie County sheriff's deputies to drop his weapon; he continued to approach the deputies while holding the gun and was shot by one of the deputies.
Krencik, who underwent surgery at ECMC for a gunshot wound to his abdomen, faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted on all charges. He was remanded without bail and is scheduled to return to court Nov. 9. Assistant District Attorney Ryan D. Haggerty of the DA’s Tactical Prosecution Unit is prosecuting the case.