Written by Tom Bartley
(Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly identified the brother with whom Randall Cutler argued as Robert Cutler. Neither Robert Cutler nor his wife lives at that address, owns any part of the building or was present during the period discussed.)
Randall Cutler answers charges next month that he was holding an exotic but illegal weapons cache last year as he rode out Hurricane Sandy at his parents’ Bronxville home.
The 43-year-old entertainment lawyer, who has represented such rap-world luminaries as Eminem and 50 Cent, was slapped with one felony charge of weapons possession and six misdemeanors in connection with the cache, which police said included not only handguns but also a switchblade knife and brass knuckles.
Cutler, who has been free on $50,000 bail, is scheduled to appear before state Supreme Court Justice Robert A. Neary on Sept. 18, almost a year after his arrest.
Last Nov. 1, days after Hurricane Sandy slammed ashore in the metro area, tens of thousands of New Yorkers remained without power, many of them uprooted and relocated by the superstorm. Cutler, among the displaced, was bunking on the third-floor of a six-bedroom, 6,900-square-foot house at 10 Westway with his parents and a brother.
Like so many buildings in the days after Sandy, 10 Westway had no power. But it did have a generator that could provide at least a limited electrical supply. At some point that Thursday morning, however, a dispute broke out over the generator’s use, Bronxville police said. As the brothers argued, police said, Randall pointed a gun his brother, leading to the police being summoned to the residence.
Responding to the complaint, the police first detained Randall Cutler. Later, armed with a search warrant, police said, they found an extensive collection of weapons, including four handguns as well as the switchblade knife and brass knuckles.
Arrested, Cutler was charged with one count of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a class D violent felony, and six A-misdemeanor counts of fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon. He faces a maximum sentence of seven years in state prison, a spokesman for Westchester District Attorney Janet DiFiore said.
Cutler will be represented by John D. Pappalardo, managing partner of the Scarsdale firm Pappalardo & Pappalardo. Assistant District Attorney Patrick Moore, chief of the Firearms Bureau, will be the prosecutor.