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Date of Incident: Friday, July 16, 2021
Time of Incident: 4:25 PM
Incident Location: Main Street
Case # 2021-008706
INDIVIDUALS INVOLVED: Raymond K. Bates III Age: 48
Address: Main St. Argyle
INCIDENT SUMMARY: According to Sheriff Jeffrey J. Murphy, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office responded to a domestic violence call with a report of shots fired on Main Street in the Village of Argyle.
Upon arriving, Deputies were advised that Raymond K. Bates had fired at least two shots from a firearm towards a female victim he is familiar with as she tried to leave during a dispute. The woman was not injured. Bates had retreated back inside the residence prior to the arrival of patrols and Deputies began to secure the immediate area.
A Sheriff’s Office negotiator was able to establish phone contact with Bates and after a time he agreed to walk out and meet with Deputies where he was taken into custody without incident. A firearm was secured in the residence and the scene was later cleared. A portion of Main Street in Argyle was closed for a time while Deputies attempted to make contact with Bates.
Bates was transported to the Law Enforcement Center in Fort Edward where he was processed and held for arraignment. He was later sent to the Washington County Jail for lack of bail
Charges Filed: Criminal Possession of a weapon 3rd degree, Criminal Mischief 4th degree, Reckless Endangerment 2nd degree, Menacing 2nd degree
Assisting agencies: New York State Police, Argyle Fire Department