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Police: Man fired handgun inside apartment

Posted at: 11/05/2012 10:52 AM
Updated at: 11/05/2012 12:28 PM

A 70-year-old man from Attica is facing charges after police say he fired a handgun inside his apartment.

James Wheeler is charged with reckless endangerment and criminal mischief.

Police say the round that Wheeler fired traveled out of his apartment door into the adjoining apartment, went through several walls and came to rest in the kitchen area.

While police were investigating the incident, officers say they found marijuana that Wheeler had been growing. He was subsequently charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and unlawfully growing cannabis.
 
Wheeler was remanded to the Wyoming County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 bond.

Additional charges are pending.