Ashford Man Indicted for Confronting Deputies with Shotgun

Suspect shot by deputies

Tom Puckett
October 11, 2018 - 2:07 pm

Buffalo, NY (WBEN) 34-year-old Nicholas Krencik of Ashford has been arraigned before State Supreme Court Justice M. William Boller on two counts of Menacing a Police Officer and one count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree.  

Erie County DA John Flynn says on August 5, 2018, at approximately 10:20 p.m., Krencik, armed with a loaded, shortened shotgun, entered the Country Fair store on Route 39 and South Cascade Drive in Springville. As he exited the store, the defendant was allegedly ordered by two Erie County Sheriff’s Office deputies to drop his weapon. Prosecutors say Krenick continued to approach the deputies despite several orders to stop and drop his weapon, and was subsequently shot by one of the deputies.

Krencik was taken to ECMC where he underwent surgery for a gunshot wound to his abdomen.

Krencik is scheduled to return on November 9 at 9:30 a.m. He was remanded without bail.

If convicted on all charges, Krencik faces up to 15 years in prison.

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