Watertown man accused of making false report about 2 men with long guns

WATERTOWN, NY —  Marks G. Horton, 41, of 555 Mill St., upper apt., Watertown, was charged by Watertown police at 8:44 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 10, in the 500 block of Mill Street with third-degree falsely reporting an emergency, a misdemeanor.

“The defendant did falsely report to Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputy S. Ryan in person at about 8:08 a.m. Sunday that he observed two elderly males with long guns enter a residence at 555 Mill St., upper apt., and stated ‘looked like they were going after someone’. The complaint drew several police officers to the scene and the complaint was later proven fictitious after a police investigation,” according to court documents.

Mr. Horton was additionally charged with petit larceny and fourth-degree criminal mischief, both misdemeanors. He is accused of stealing seven bags of returnable cans from Ronald Delair at 557 Mill St., upper apt., at about 7:11 a.m. Sunday, police said. He is also accused of kicking the bottom metal panel of a storm door belonging to Mr. Delair causing the panel to bend and come apart from the rest of the door at about 7:11 a.m. Sunday.

Mr. Horton is summoned to appear Jan. 22 in City Court.