TOWN OF AMSTERDAM – A domestic argument Sunday at the town of Amsterdam Walmart soon led to the discovery of an illegal AR-15 in a Broadalbin man’s vehicle and the man’s arrest, state police said.
Michael A. Myers Jr., 25, of Broadalbin, was arrested and charged with third-degree criminal possession of a weapon and fourth-degree grand larceny, felonies, along with misdemeanor child endangerment and unlawful possession of a large capacity ammunition feeding device, troopers said.
The incident began late Sunday afternoon, state police said. Troopers responded to the Walmart then for a domestic dispute.
Myers was accused of taking the victim’s cell phone and then leaving the store with it, state police said. The victim was holding a small child when Myers physically struggled with the victim to get the phone, troopers said.
Myers then left the scene prior to troopers’ arrival.
State police later located Myers at his residence and found him in possession of the illegal AR-15 and a 20-round magazine in his vehicle, troopers said.
Myers was arraigned and released to return to court later.