According to a DEC press release, on February 22, ECOs Tim Worden and Zach Brown assisted the Lewis County Sheriff’s Department with a complaint about two young men shooting at road signs.
According to the ECOs, the night before a local resident noted the license plate number of a vehicle after hearing gunshots in front of his house. Lewis County Deputies tracked down the men and say they both admitted that they had been driving around and shooting road signs from their vehicle. ECOs Worden and Brown searched the area and found a shell casing from a .22 caliber rifle just 54 feet from a dwelling.
Both men were charged with 11 misdemeanors, including shooting from a roadway, possessing a loaded firearm in a motor vehicle, and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling. The charges are returnable to the Town of New Bremen and Town of Watson courts. The Lewis County District Attorney’s Office is pursuing additional charges against the men.
Photo: Road sign shot in Lewis County provided by DEC.