WATERTOWN, NY — On Tuesday, May 16th, at approximately 6pm the Jefferson County 911 Dispatch Center received a call requesting that patrols check the welfare of a subject at 23378 County Route 59 in the Town of Brownville.
A deputy from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and a trooper from the New York State Police arrived on scene and attempted to engage the subject outside of the residence. The subject then brandished a weapon, presenting it to the deputy and fired one round in the direction of the deputy. At that point the patrols retreated to a safe position to await the arrival of additional units. The subject in question retreated into the residence.
A short time later a perimeter was set up around the residence as members of the Sheriff’s Office and the Watertown Police Department attempted to communicate with the subject. At one point a fire started in the residence, and quickly engulfed the residence. The subject exited the residence and was subsequently taken into custody. Four members of the Sheriff’s Office were transported to Samaritan Medical Center for medical evaluations.
The subject has been identified as Nathan P. Krump, 45 years of age, residing at the County Route 59 address. Mr. Krump will be arraigned later today on one count of Attempted Murder in the First Degree, with additional charges pending.
The joint investigation between the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, the New York State Police and the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office is ongoing. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the New York State Police, the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office, the Watertown Police Department, Jefferson County Fire and Emergency Management, the Jefferson County 911 Dispatch Center, Town of Brownville Fire, First Responders and Ladies Auxiliary, Sackets Harbor Fire, Glen Park Fire, Chaumont Fire, Town cif Watertown Fire, Three Mile Bay Fire, Black River Fire, North Pole Fire, Jefferson County Fire Investigators, and Samaritan Medical Center.
Sheriff Peter R. Barnett
UPDATE: Mr. Krump was arraigned at 10 a.m. Wednesday in City Court and was ordered held at the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building without bail.