Kingston man arrested for brandishing weapon in New Paltz restaurant

Mikim J. Phillips, 17, of Kingston, was arrested at about 3:14 a.m. Saturday May 13 and charged with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a felony.

The arrest came after two people flagged down a New Paltz Police officers walking foot patrol on Main St. and reported seeing a male brandish a handgun while inside of a local restaurant. Officers responded to the location and identified Phillips, who matched the description given by the witnesses. While interviewing him, police say they saw the outline and handle of a weapon in Phillips’ pocket, searched him and found a loaded .38 caliber revolver.

Police said Phillips did not have a permit for the weapon. He was arraigned by Town of New Paltz Justice James Bacon and remanded to the custody of the Ulster County Jail in lieu of $10,000.00 bail, which was based upon a recommendation by the Ulster County District Attorney’s Office.

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