A Brighton man faces multiple criminal charges, including one for domestic terrorism

A Brighton man faces multiple criminal charges, including one for domestic terrorism, following an incident on Monday night during which he reportedly threw “explosive devices at responding troopers.” Avery Buchman, 64, is being held without bail at Northern State Correctional Facility in Newport. He is scheduled for arraignment on today in Orleans Superior Court. Buchman faces charges of domestic terrorism, aggravated assault, assault on law enforcement, possession of fireworks, arson 3rd degree, resisting arrest, unlawful mischief and noise in the nighttime. The crimes occurred on Gideon’s Mill Road in Brighton. State police from the Derby barracks along with members of the VSP Special Operations Unit were called there at about 11:35 p.m. on Monday. Occupants of a residence on the road reported that “Buchman had ignited a device at their home, and it was placed near a propane tank, a parked vehicle, and adjacent to their occupied dwelling.” The flame was extinguished by the homeowners. Buchman barricaded himself at his property,” than he then “exited the residence several times brandishing a firearm, and throwing explosive devices at responding troopers.” He was taken to North Country Hospital to be checked as a precaution before being taken to  the state police barracks in Derby for processing. Next, he was taken to jail with no opportunity to post bail per judicial order.