Just a couple of miles up the road from me, something right out of a horror movie.
Lyons Falls Man Accused of Attacking Employer
With Chainsaw Deemed Incompetent to Stand Trial
Lowville, NY- In a ruling by Lewis County Judge Daniel R. King, dated
September 8th, Kyle M. Poore, 29 of Lyons Falls, has been deemed
incompetent to stand trial at this time, according to court documents viewed
today by linkinglewiscounty.com.
The ruling orders Mr. Poore to be delivered into the custody of a mental health
facility, for an immediate period not to exceed one-year, at which time the court
can reevaluate the matter and extend the order if applicable. If he continues to
be deemed unfit to stand trial after further evaluations, Mr. Poore could
ultimately be required to spend up to 2/3 of the maximum sentence time for the
top count of the indictment in a mental health facility, which would be
approximately 16 1/3 years.
Mr Poore was indicted on charges of first-degree Burglary, a class "B" felony;
second-degree Assault, a class "D" felony; third-degree Criminal Possession of
a Weapon, a Class "D" felony; and Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a class
"A" misdemeanor, stemming from a February 17, 2017 inident in the Town of
Mr. Poore was accused of entering the residence of his employer, in the Town
of New Bremen, brandishing a running chainsaw. According to the New York
State Police arrest report from the time of the incident, Mr. Poore allegedly
used the chainsaw to gain entry into a bedroom at the residence by cutting
through the door, causing severe lacerations and tendon damage to the hand
of a male victim.
Both Lewis County District Attorney Leanne K. Moser and Defense Attorney
Adam Matteson confirmed receipt of Judge King's order. Ms. Moser had no
further comment, as we caught her leaving for a court appearance. Mr.
Matteson said after just receiving the order today, he would need to do some
additional research on what his next step will be.