Woman shot by trooper arraigned

Route 22 in New Lebanon was closed Thursday after a woman was shot by police. The woman, Sara J. Craddock of New Lebanon, was arraigned virtually in Greenport Town Court on Friday evening. She remains hospitalized. Bill Williams/Columbia-Greene Media

GREENPORT — The New Lebanon woman who was shot by state troopers Thursday after she allegedly pointed a gun at them was arraigned Friday evening.

Sarah J. Craddock, 40, was arraigned virtually in Greenport Town Court by Justice Barry Sack on felony charges of menacing a police officer and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, according to court papers.

Craddock is listed in serious but stable condition at Albany Medical Center, where she was taken after she was shot in the abdomen by Trooper Nathaniel J. Chernewsky with a police-issued shotgun, according to state police.

Police rendered immediate medical attention before Craddock was taken to the hospital by Chatham Rescue Squad.

The gun that was allegedly aimed at troopers by Craddock was a Ruger American .22 Win Mag rifle, court papers said.

Craddock was ordered held without bail in the Columbia County Jail after she is released from the hospital.

Police were first called to Craddock’s home on Route 22 after receiving a report of a suicidal person at that address.

Check back for more on this developing story.

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