WARSAW — A Warsaw man was jailed after he threatened Wyoming County sheriff’s deputies with a knife Sunday.

Deputies were called to a business on Route 19 for a report that a man had used a knife to threaten another person. While deputies were on the way, they were told the suspect had left the scene, still armed, in a car.

The car was found at Crosby’s on Route 19 near Saltvale Road, with the man just getting inside. He pulled away, but was quickly stopped by deputies.

The man then allegedly pulled out the knife and waved it at police.

Deputies were able to talk the man into dropping the knife and he was taken into custody without further incident.

Jonathan G. Irish, 42, was charged with menacing a police officer, a violent felony punishable by up to seven years in prison, attempted second-degree assault, three counts of fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, second-degree menacing and criminal mischief.

He was arraigned and committed to Wyoming County Jail with bail set at $25,000.

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