Acting Major R. Christopher West
Troop G Commander
Troopers and Investigators stationed at Cobleskill arrested a Cobleskill man Friday afternoon following a report of shots fired during a dispute in the Town of Cobleskill.
Troopers and Investigators responded to the incident shortly before 1:00 p.m. on Friday August 14, 2020. Upon arrival, Troopers were advised by a male victim that another male came to the location, fired a shotgun several times, and fled the scene in a vehicle last seen on Shady Tree Lane. No injuries occurred during the incident; however, several parked vehicles located on the property were struck and damaged by gunshots.
Troopers saturated the area and were able to locate the suspect a short time later in the Town of Carlisle where he surrendered peacefully. Charged in the incident is Daniel S. Cooper, age 38, of Cobleskill, NY. Cooper was charged with the Felonies of Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd (Class C Felony) and Criminal mischief 2nd (Class D Felony). Cooper was additionally charged with several Misdemeanor charges stemming from the incident which include Reckless Endangerment 2nd, Menacing 2nd, and Criminal Contempt 2nd.
Cooper was processed and arraigned Friday evening in Richmondville Town Court where he was remanded to jail on $5,000 cash bail, $10,000 secured bond, or $30,000 unsecured surety bond.