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Man arrested after firing two rounds from a rifle inside a home

Posted at 3:31 PM, Nov 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-01 19:51:00-04

Niagara County Sheriff's Office and New York State Police made an arrest after responding to a welfare investigation Monday.

The Sheriff's Office says initial reports brought them to the area of 2950 Niagara Falls Boulevard where a man fired two rounds form a rifle inside the home.

According to officials, James Walcott, 46, surrendered himself to the Emergency Response Team surrounding the house.

Deputies say Walcott was taken into custody and charged with one count of reckless endangerment and one count of menacing, both class A misdemeanors.

Officials say Walcott was transported to the Town of Wheatfield Court. He is being held in the Niagara County Jail on $2500 cash bail or $5000 bond.

The Sheriff's Office says Walcott is due back in Court Tuesday.  At that time he is expected to also be arraigned on a charge of criminal possession of a weapon, a class D felony.