Man accused of stun gun attack faces new charges

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WIVB) — The 18-year-old accused of attacking a man with a stun gun in Orchard Park is facing new charges.

Wednesday afternoon Orchard Park Police say driver Michael Overton chased a couple in another vehicle admit a road rage incident. When both vehicles pulled over, authorities say Overton deployed a stun gun against the man in the other vehicle.

(Stun gun photo, courtesy of the Orchard Park police)

 

He was arrested later that night while attending a Town Board meeting, next door to the police station.

After being arraigned on charges of Assault, Menacing and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in Town Court, Overton was released on bail.

Friday morning, police announced new charges against him related to an earlier incident.

Sunday afternoon, police received a report of road rage on Orchard Park Rd. near Southwestern Blvd.

The report said a man made sexual gestures and banged on another person’s vehicle with what was believed to be either a Taser or flashlight.

Police suspect Overton in both cases.

“Through investigation, we identify that it is Mr. Overton and immediately go to a judge for a warrant, we get the warrant, we executed that last night, we take him into custody. He’s charged with Menacing in that case and Endangering the Welfare of a Child,”explained Orchard Park Police Chief Mark Pacholec.

There was a 15-year-old in the car at the time, which led to the Endangering the Welfare of a Child charge. Overton is also facing Criminal Possession of a Weapon.

Following his arraignment, Overton was released. He will be back in court May 25.

Stun guns are illegal for civilians to carry in New York state.

Police say this should serve as a reminder not to get out of your vehicle during a road rage incident, but instead, all police immediately.

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