Man who shot bullets at vehicles faces more charges

Cortland County Jail. (Photo Source: Cortland County).

A Town of Marathon man was arrested a second time and is now facing further charges in connection to an incident where he shot at multiple vehicles in the Town of Harford at the beginning of the month, according to an update from the Cortland County Sheriff’s Office.

At the beginning of the month, Billy Jack Foster, 28, was arrested and charged with third-degree criminal possession of a weapon (a Class-D Felony), fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and three counts of second-degree criminally using drug paraphernalia (all Class-A Misdemeanors). At the time, he was arraigned and released on one’s own recognizance.

The updated report states that Foster was arrested again on May 15. The county sheriff’s office noted in the report of his first arrest that Foster could face additional charges. Those further charges were three counts of first-degree reckless endangerment (a Class-D Felony) and three counts of third-degree criminal mischief (a Class-E Felony).

Earlier in the month, multiple vehicle owners reported that their cars “had been struck by bullets.” The investigation of the incident found that Foster was the one who fired the bullets.

County sheriff’s deputies executed a search warrant at 59 Rt. 200 in Harford, where Foster was staying. Deputies secured firearms, along with controlled substances and drug paraphernalia.

Foster was arraigned and is currently being held at the Cortland County Jail on a $1 cash bail.