Dutchess County man who served time for holding principal hostage convicted on new federal charges

Documents show that Christopher Craft, of Pine Plains, was convicted of possessing a firearm and ammunition after a felony conviction.

News 12 Staff

Oct 25, 2023, 4:23 PM

Updated 172 days ago

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A Dutchess County man who served time in prison for holding a middle school principal hostage at gunpoint has been convicted on new federal charges.
Documents show that Christopher Craft, of Pine Plains, was convicted of possessing a firearm and ammunition after a felony conviction.
Police say they recovered a shotgun along with ammunition rounds during a traffic stop in Hyde Park in April 2022.
Craft previously served nearly five years for holding a principal hostage for two hours before surrendering.


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