Man accused of endangering others when firing rifle into wooded area off Wortendyke Road
An 18-year-old West Main Street Road resident has been charged with reckless endangerment after allegedly firing a rifle into a wooded area this afternoon and nearly striking two people in an adjacent field.
Charged was Michael David Senay.
Senay is accused of firing a small caliber rifle at 4:15 p.m into a wooded area several times without having a safe backstop, causing rounds to travel a long distance.
The location was just off Wortendyke Road.
The original report indicated a subject had fired a high-powered rifle striking an ATV.
The alleged victims were on their own property.
The charge is a misdemeanor and Senay was issued an appearance ticket and directed to appear in the Town of Batavia Court at 1 p.m., June 7, to answer the charge.
The case was investigated by Deputy Patrick Reeves and Sgt. Steve Mullen.
Reminder, no name calling, not even of suspects.
This was a serious mistake, made by a young man that thankfully did not turn out to be tragic. You could call it youthful indiscretion, you can definately say it was reckless, but there are many (Not by any means all) outdoor minded youth in our county that before this happened been prone to doing the same thing.
If I were the judge, I could see dismissing this in exchange for this young man speaking in schools about the importance of thinking before one acts.
ok let me word it another way........wow what a total lack of good judgement