An Auburn man is facing several charges after trying to take a Cayuga County Sheriff Deputy's gun while he was being arrested for a burglary.
Deputies pulled over 36-year-old Joshua J. Vail, of 8 Orchard Street, at 11:30 am Tuesday on Church Street to arrest him following an investigation into an April robbery.
Deputies say Vail became combative during the arrest and tried to forcibly take a detective??s firearm. Vail was quickly subdued and taken to Town of Sennett Court for arraignment.
Vail was charged with third degree burglary, conspiracy, petit larceny, criminal possession of a weapon, and resisting arrest. The criminal possession of a weapon charge is for a switchblade knife that officers found in Vail??s vehicle at the time of arrest.
During the arraignment, Vail became uncooperative and violent again, showing signs that he may be under the influence of an unknown substance. He was taken to Auburn Community Hospital for tests. He was then taken from the hospital to Cayuga County Jail on no bail.
On Tuesday morning, Vail was back in court on additional charges of attempted robbery and attempted criminal possession of a weapon, both felonies for trying to take the officer??s gun. He is still being held without bail.