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Royalton man arrested at Blue Raider football game after alleged gun incident in Royalton

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Posted 10/7/19

A 20-year-old Royalton man was arrested outside the Middletown football game Friday night after what police say was an incident involving a gun in Royalton.

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Royalton man arrested at Blue Raider football game after alleged gun incident in Royalton

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A 20-year-old Royalton man was arrested outside the Middletown football game Friday night after what police say was an incident involving a gun in Royalton.

Middletown police assisted Royalton police with an active incident involving a firearm being pointed at a woman by Tyler Clingan of the 100 Block of Dock Street, according to Crimewatch.

Clingan now faces multiple charges: one count of possession with intent to deliver, one count of aggravated assault, one count of terroristic threats, one count of simple assault, one count of recklessly endangering another person, and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

On Friday night, police arrived in the area of the initial incident and learned that both parties had left. The alleged female victim arrived at the residence shortly after police were there taking statements from witnesses. She said that the two were fighting, and it escalated to Clingan grabbing a handgun and pointing it at her.

Clingan then sent a text message to a mutual friend of theirs stating he was going to kill the victim, according to police.

Clingan’s mother arrived at the scene and explained that she had just dropped off Tyler at War Memorial Field for the MAHS football game and also that she had all of his belongings in her vehicle.

Units were sent to the football game to take Clingan into custody while other officers remained on scene and were given consent to search the mother’s vehicle and also the residence of Clingan.

Middletown police took Clingan into custody in the parking lot of the football field without incident, and Clingan did not have a gun on him at the time. There was no threat to anyone at the football game, according to police. Cameras were checked in the area by police and school district employees. 

Drugs and paraphernalia commonly used in the sale of marijuana were located in Clingan’s belongings left in his mother’s vehicle and his residence, according to Crimewatch.

All charges are being handled by Royalton police.