FARMINGTON — A local man and a Jay man were indicted Wednesday in separate cases on charges that involved incidents at Walmart parking lot on Dec. 16, which included ramming an SUV several times and pointing a gun at someone.

Joshua Norton Franklin County Detention Center

Joshua J. Norton, 39, of Farmington was indicted on felony charges of four counts of reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon — motor vehicle, and one count each of domestic violence stalking,  aggravated criminal mischief and violation of a protection order. He was also indicted on misdemeanor charges of fail to stop for an officer and driving to endanger.

Norton is accused of ramming  his ex-girlfriend’s vehicle several times after he got into a verbal confrontation with her in the Walmart parking lot, according to Farmington police. Police tried to stop Norton’s minivan as he drove around the lot. He lost control of his van and it ran into a snowbank. He surrendered to police without incident.

Norton drove “extremely erratically” throughout the parking lot as he was chasing the victim with his minivan, according to Farmington police.

In a second case, Andrew C. Deering, 31, of Jay was indicted on felony charges of terrorizing with a dangerous weapon and reckless conduct with a firearm. He was indicted on a misdemeanor charge of unlawful possession of a scheduled drug.

Andrew Deering Franklin County Detention Center

Deering is accused of pointing a handgun at a woman in the parking lot of Walmart, Farmington police previously said.

After an investigation, Deering was arrested as he left the store.

Deering, who was a passenger in a vehicle, appeared to be intoxicated, police previously said.  He also had prescription drugs that didn’t belong to him, police said. A gun was found during the investigation, according to police.

A conviction on reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon carries a maximum 10 years in prison, while a conviction on the lesser felonies carry up to five years in prison. Convictions on the misdemeanor charges are punishable between a maximum 364 days in prison and six months in jail.

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