WYOMING COUNTY/ Man who attacked Sheriff arraigned on six count indictment


Lynn M. Hall, 48, of Castile, NY, was arraigned in Wyoming County Court this morning on the charges of attempted murder 1st degree, an A-1 felony, attempted assault 1st, a class C felony, assault 2nd degree, a class D felony criminal possession of a weapon 2nd degree, a class C felony, attempted criminal possession of a weapon 2nd, an E felony and menacing a police officer, class D felony.
Hall was uncooperative in court and did not sign paperwork and did not respond to Judge Mohun or his public defender.
Bail was set at $500,000 cash and 1million bond.
Judge Mohun noted a plea of not guilty.
According to Public Defender Norm Effman, Hall has not been talking.
A mental health evaluation will be ordered.
Two orders of protection were issued.
He is currently being held in the Chautauqua County Jail.
Next court appearance is February 7, 2019.
On December 11, 2018 at approximately 6:35 A.M., Wyoming County Sheriff Gregory Rudolph was on his way to work in uniform, operating an unmarked Ford Taurus Police Vehicle. While traveling on State Route 238 in the town of Attica, an unknown vehicle began to tailgate Sheriff Rudolph flashing its lights. Sheriff Rudolph pulled over to see if the vehicle needed assistance. The vehicle then pulled in front of the Sheriff’s vehicle blocking him in.
Hall exited his vehicle and met Sheriff Rudolph at the door of his police vehicle and engaged him in a physical altercation. At this point, the Sheriff recognized the man as someone who had applied for a pistol permit and had come to the Sheriff’s Office the day prior to inquire on it. Hall attempted to gain control of the Sheriff’s weapon and a struggle continued to the ground on the side of the roadway. Hall ended up on top of the Sheriff with a knife threatening to take his life. During the ground altercation, two civilian newspaper deliverers stopped and assisted the Sheriff along with an off-duty New York State Trooper. Hall was handcuffed and taken into custody.


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