State Police: Tully man fires rifle at neighbors property and officers

Police say a Tully man was arrested after he fired his rifle at his neighbor’s property.

According to a news release, State Police in Pulaski arrested Robert G. Bailey, 80, of Tully for menacing, reckless endangerment, criminal mischief, and criminal possession of a weapon.


Bailey shot his rifle at his neighbors property, damaging a septic system control panel, septic system vent, and a side window. The bullet that struck the neighbor’s window went through the glass, into the residence, and exited the other side through the siding. Troopers and BCI investigators responded to the camp and during the course of the investigation, Bailey barricaded himself inside the camp and fired several rounds at the officers. Members of the State Police Crisis Negotiations Unit responded and during the negotiations, Bailey continued to fire several more rounds. Members of the New York State Police Special Operations Response Team were able to take Bailey into custody without further incident.

State Police were assisted on scene by the NYS Park Police, Oswego County Sheriff’s Office, Oswego Police Department, and Northern Oswego County Ambulance.


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