Newfield man convicted of firing gun near law enforcement


A Newfield man was found guilty of firing a shotgun near law enforcement during an incident last year.

According to the Tompkins County District Attorney’s Office, a jury convicted 39-year-old Richard Marks, Jr. of two counts of menacing a police officer, and one count of both criminal possession of a weapon and criminal contempt.

On April 15 of last year, deputies from the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office responded to a domestic dispute at a home in Newfield. Police said during the incident, Marks fired two rounds in their direction.

Marks will remain in Tompkins County Jail until his sentencing on June 5. He could face up to 8 years in state prison.