NYSP: Tennessee man facing felony gun charges after menacing another driver on Thruway

NYSP News Release

RIPLEY, NY – On June 29, 2022, at approximately 1:50 p.m., State Police received a report of a menacing complaint that occurred on I-90 in the town of Ripley.  A truck driver reported that a male driver of a Ford Fusion pointed a handgun at him while traveling eastbound, pulled in front of the truck and slammed on his brakes before changing lanes and speeding away.

Responding Troopers located the Ford Fusion and conducted a felony vehicle and traffic stop.  The driver, Daniel P. Yount II, 41, of Charlotte, TN, was taken into custody.  A search of the vehicle produced a Taurus model G3C 9mm semi-automatic handgun in the driver’s grabbable area.  The Taurus contained a 12-round capacity magazine which was loaded with 10 live rounds.  Two additional 12-round magazines loaded with 11 rounds each, were also discovered in the vehicle.

Yount was transported and processed at SP Dunkirk where he was charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd degree (loaded firearm); a Class C Felony, 3 counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd degree (large capacity ammunition feeding device); a Class D Felony, and Menacing 2nd degree; a Class A Misdemeanor.

Yount was remanded to the Chautauqua County Jail in lieu of $200,000 cash bail pending his arraignment scheduled for June 30, 2022.