Man gets 6 months for rifle incident


JOHNSTOWN — A Fort Plain man was sentenced recently in Fulton County Court to six months in the County Jail stemming from a rifle-firing incident last fall in the city of Gloversville.

Police said Kyle D. Rodeo, 23, of 702 Pickle Hill Road, was sentenced Feb. 19 by County Court Judge Polly A. Hoye, as part of a plea arrangement. In addition to receiving six months in jail, he received five years probation. He must also make $750 in restitution.

The sentence was based on Rodeo’s Nov. 20 guilty plea to one count of first-degree reckless endangerment.

Rodeo was arrested by Gloversville police at 10:30 p.m. Feb. 1, 2019 after police responded to reports of shots fired on Cedar Street, according to a news release from that date. He was apprehended at a Cedar Street residence.

He had been charged with first-degree felony reckless endangerment, a third-degree felony criminal possession of a weapon–assault weapon, two counts of third-degree felony criminal mischief, and four misdemeanor counts of endangering the welfare of a child. Police responded to multiple reports of a male firing a rifle in the street.

Upon arrival to the scene, members of the Gloversville police Patrol and Detective divisions interviewed several witnesses, and identified a residence the suspect was alleged to be in. Police set a perimeter around the Cedar Street residence and called the occupants out of the home.

Based on their interviews, officers and detectives were able to identify Rodeo, one of the occupants of the residence as the suspect in the shooting, they said. Rodeo was taken into custody without incident. Police said they conducted interviews with the other occupants of the home and were able to locate and seize the rifle that had been fired in the street.

The rifle, a 9 millimeter, was reportedly determined to be an “assault weapon,” as defined in state Penal Law.

Police said they conducted a canvass of the neighborhood, and while doing so, located two privately owned motor vehicles that were struck with bullets as a result of the shooting.

By Josh Bovee

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