State Police: Preble man receives reckless endangerment charge for weekend incident

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A town of Preble man was arrested and charged with reckless endangerment following an incident over the weekend, according to a New York State Police report.

The state police on Saturday evening responded to a report of shots fired at the Tully Trailer Park in Preble, according to the report.

Steven C. Schoonmaker, age 39 of Preble, placed two shotguns in a vehicle. One of the shotguns went off and struck a female individual with a round of buckshot while she was in the vehicle, the report stated.

When state troopers arrived on scene, they found the female individual inside a residence with a gunshot wound to her upper body. Troopers provided medical care to the individuals and then taken to Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse for non-life-threatening injuries.

Schoonmaker, who was charged with first-degree reckless endangerment (a Class-D Felony), is being held at Cortland County Jail as he awaits arraignment.

The state police did not provide further details surrounding Schoonmaker’s arrest, but noted the investigation is ongoing.