Keeney resident accused of illegally discharging a weapon near residence
Submitted by Howard Owens on February 1, 2013 - 8:43am
Police have completed an investigation into a report of a shot being fired near a home on Keeney Road, Le Roy, on Jan. 11 and charged a resident of the street with two counts of criminal possession of a weapon.
Howard Clarence Schultz, 54, was also charged with two counts of illegal discharge of a weapon within 500 feet of a residence.
Deputies and state troopers responded the night of Jan. 11 after a Keeney Road resident reported a shot fired near his home and even thought a person with a gun had been on his porch.
Keeney Road was closed by officers and there were some tense moments as they observed a person in a house who they believed had a gun.
After several minutes the man came out and the situation was resolved without further incident.
Initially, Schultz was arrested on a warrant out of the Town of Greece.
Schultz reportedly has a prior felony conviction and is prohibited from possessing a firearm.
The two counts stem from the alleged Jan. 11 incident and from an allegation that Schultz possessed a firearm while hunting Dec. 5.
Schultz was issued an appearance ticket and is ordered to appear in Town of Le Roy Court on Feb. 19 for arraignment.
The incident and investigation were handled by Deputy Frank Bordonaro, Deputy Howard Butler, Deputy Joseph Graff, Deputy Eric Seppala, Sgt. Ron Meides, Trooper Holly Hanssel and Trooper Mark Catanzaro, Trooper Ryan Dulkiewicz and Environmental Conservation Officer Rick Rauscher.