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Newfield man convicted of firing shotgun near deputies

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Richard A. Marks Jr., a 39-year-old from Newfield, has been found guilty of several charges after he fired a shotgun close to sheriff’s deputies last year. The incident occurred as deputies responded to a domestic disturbance involving Marks. Tompkins County District Attorney Matthew Van Houten confirmed the jury’s decision on Tuesday, and Marks is currently held at Tompkins County Jail, awaiting his June 5 sentencing.

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The confrontation took place in a wooded area near Trumbulls Corners, where deputies were attempting to apprehend Marks, who had multiple outstanding warrants. According to the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office, Marks discharged two shotgun rounds in the deputies’ direction from about 50 yards away, leading to a SIREN alert to local residents to avoid the area.

Marks was convicted of menacing a police officer, criminal possession of a weapon, and criminal contempt. The most severe charge, menacing a police officer, could lead to up to eight years in state prison. The trial, led by ADA Emily Perks Quinlan, began on April 8.