Jamestown Police Officer Charged After Off-Duty Incident At His Home

A Jamestown police officer has been arrested following an off-duty incident at his residence last week.

Officer Michael A. Bush on Tuesday was arrested and charged with second-degree obstructing governmental administration.

Ellicott police on Jan. 17 were called to Baker Street Extension for a distraught male. Police said Bush was found in the home armed with a weapon threatening harm to himself.

After three hours of speaking to him, Bush allowed police to get him medical attention. Because he failed to immediately follow police, Bush was charged and was arraigned today in Ellicott Court. He was released under supervision of probation.

According to a news release by the Jamestown Police Department, Bush has been placed on administrative leave pending an internal investigation. Harry Snellings, Jamestown police chief, said the incident occurred while Bush was off-duty and outside the city.

Questions currently are being referred to Ellicott police.

See Thursday’s edition of The-Post Journal for complete coverage.