An Apalachin man faces a felony charge after he allegedly forced his way into a neighborhood store, threatened the owner and smashed beer bottles on the floor.

Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News (file)
Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News (file)

Authorities say 44-year-old Michael Kelly Jr.was arrested around 7:40 a.m. on Sunday.

According to New York State Police, troopers were sent to Sweeney's Market on Route 434 in Apalachin after a 911 call was received reporting a man was breaking things and making threats.

Investigators say the store owner had heard Kelly yelling outside and banging on the windows of the business. When the owner unlocked the door and tried to exit, Kelly is said to have forced his way by him and entered the store.

When he was inside, Kelly is accused of continuing to yell and threaten the owner as he smashed some beer bottles.

Authorities say Kelly later followed the owner outside and waited for troopers to arrive.

Kelly was charged with third-degree burglary. He was arraigned in Nichols town court and sent to Tioga County Jail without bail.

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