Rome man arrested after trying to get sheriff's deputy to shoot him

James Barton

A Rome man was arrested after police say he violated an order of protection and then tried to get a deputy to shoot him.

Oneida County Sheriffâ??s Deputies say 29-year-old James R. Barton violated an order of protection when he was in the Stoney Brook Mobile Terrace on Route 26 in the Town of Lee on Wednesday.

When a deputy approached his vehicle, Barton showed a knife, then got out of his vehicle with the knife in hand, screaming at the deputy to shoot him several times, investigators say.

Barton was taken into custody and has been charged with menacing a police officer, and criminal contempt. He is being held in the Oneida County Jail in lieu of $20,000 bail.