Three men were arrested in the Town of Kirkwood after a dispute and a motor vehicle accident on Friday, December 22nd, 2023.

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The incident came to light when a hit-and-run motor vehicle accident was reported in a trailer park on Route 11 in the Town of Kirkwood. Upon arrival, Broome County Sheriff’s Deputies found that a dispute had broken out between around a dozen people.

According to authorities, reports suggest that Guy Conklin, age 21 of Binghamton, had threatened to shoot several individuals before driving his car into a parked vehicle, leaving the scene, and returning with three male passengers.

Officers on patrol separated the involved individuals to ensure no one was harmed. A pat-down for officer safety and the safety of everyone at the scene led to the discovery of illegal items in the possession of one of the passengers.

Keith Palmer, age 19 of Binghamton. Palmer was in possession of an illegal 9mm “Ghost Gun” modeled after a Glock 27, containing no serial numbers, or identifying marks. Additionally, he was found to be in possession of pills that tested positive as controlled substances.

Authorities say further investigations led to the discovery of another passenger, Christopher Cady, age 27 of Binghamton. Cady was found to be carrying drug paraphernalia and a pill that field-tested positive as a controlled substance. Authorities say that during questioning, Cady continuously insisted his name was “Dominic Figerua,” despite his driver’s license identifying him as Christopher Cady. A file check revealed Cady to have an extraditable warrant out of Pennsylvania on felony narcotics charges.

Following the investigation by the police officers, Conklin, Palmer, and Cady were arrested.

Conklin was charged with harassment in the 2nd Degree, a violation. Palmer was charged with criminal possession of a weapon in the 2nd Degree, a Class C Felony, criminal possession of a controlled substance in the 4th Degree, a Class C Felony, and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the 7th Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor. Cady was charged with false personation, a Class B misdemeanor, criminal use of drug paraphernalia in the 2nd Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor, and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the 7th Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor.

Conklin was let off with an appearance ticket, while Palmer was arraigned and released with an appearance ticket under New York State Law. Cady remains in custody, awaiting extradition by the Monroe County Pennsylvania Sheriff’s Office.

Broome County Sheriff, Fred Akshar, commended the Sheriff’s Deputies for their excellent police work, responding to a volatile situation, de-escalating it, and preventing serious injury or loss of life.

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