New Paltz man arrested in Kingston for armed robbery

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KINGSTON – A New Paltz man was arrested on Tuesday, October 25 after he allegedly went to a female acquaintance’s residence in Kingston that morning, threatened her with a loaded handgun, stole property and prevented her from leaving for a period of time.

Scott Lyman was located by Kingston Police a short distance away from the 36-year-old woman’s residence. He was found in possession of a loaded gun.

Lyman has at least one previous felony conviction, which bars him from legally possessing firearms.

He was charged with armed robbery, two counts of criminal possession of a weapon, and menacing.

He was arraigned and remanded to the Ulster County Jail.

The incident remains under investigation.