An Enfield man that pointed a gun at an officer from the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office has been sentenced to four years in prison.
Kenneth Benjamin was found guilty in August of menacing a police officer, criminal possession of a weapon and endangering the welfare of a child. The deputy, Makenzi Alling, was responding to a child custody complaint at a Trumballs Corners Road residence and was talking with a person about the matter when Benjamin became involved in a physical altercation. The 38 year old then pointed a rifle towards the deputy, who was able to secure both Benjamin and the weapon after he ran into the home.
Deputy Ailing suffered a minor hand injury during the incident.