Cooperstown burglary suspect bail set at $500,000 cash

By Haley Burton

Cooperstown burglary suspect bail set at $500,000 cash

January 6, 2014 Updated Jan 6, 2014 at 9:50 AM EST

Cooperstown, NY (WBNG Binghamton) A man accused of threatening his former boss with a gun, leading to a shooting, was sent to jail in Otsego County.

On Sunday, Barry Renert, 62, was returned to New York after waiving extradition in Virginia, according to the Cooperstown Police Department.

He was arraigned before the Honorable Gary Kuch and charged with burglary in the second degree.

Authorities were called just before 9 a.m. Dec. 23 to 137 Main St., to Seventh Inning Stretch, a baseball memorabilia store.

Police said Renert was a former employee of the store. They said he was currently living in Seminole County, Fla. but from Richfield Springs. During the incident police said Renert, who was dressed in all black and wearing a mask which partially covered his face, confronted the store owner and displayed a gun.

The owner then pulled out his own gun and fired at Renert.

Renert was arrested on Dec. 23 at a bus station in Richmond by the Richmond Police Department.

He is being held at the Otsego County Jail on $500,000 cash bail or $1 million bond.

He is scheduled to return to Cooperstown Village Court on Jan. 8.