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Owasco man pleads guilty to menacing family

Last fall, authorities said Eric Simmons parked a red tractor in a family’s driveway in the town of Owasco, placed a large cutout of a black bear in the front yard and fired a shotgun before fleeing the scene with his 14-year-old son. And while Simmons said most of that was true, he disputed some of the details during a court appearance Tuesday.

Simmons, of 4286 Baptist Corners Road, Owasco, pleaded guilty to two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a class D felony, and one count of second-degree menacing with a weapon, second-degree obstructing governmental administration and endangering the welfare of a child, all class A misdemeanors.

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