MONTICELLO – Village Police in Monticello have arrested a Blakeslee, Pennsylvania man on two felony charges of criminal possession of a weapon and misdemeanors of criminal possession of a weapon, resisting arrest and obstructing governmental administration. Kristopher Frederick, 21, was also charged with being a fugitive from justice.
At 8 p.m. Monday, police were called to a report of shots fired on Osborne Street in the village. They found Frederick with a group of other men and when they began speaking with them, he took off on foot. Officers found him trying to hide inside a shed behind a residence.
Police recovered a 9mm handgun with a defaced serial number that Frederick attempted to conceal near a BBQ grille.
Officers also learned he was wanted as a fugitive from justice from Pennsylvania wanted by the North Hampton County Sheriff’s Office, on a felony warrant for receiving stolen property.
A virtual arraignment was conducted before Sullivan County Court Judge James Farrell, who remanded him to the Sullivan County Jail without bail.
Monticello Police were assisted by the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office and State Police.