SAUGERTIES–A Saugerties man described as convicted felon prohibited from possessing a firearm discharged shots from a rifle during a dispute with a neighbor over $40, according to police.
Saugerties police arrested Marco Roe, 51, on Thursday evening and charged him with discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling; endangering the welfare of a child; reckless endangerment; and criminal possession of a weapon, all misdemeanors.
According to Saugerties Police Chief Joseph Sinagra, several witnesses reported that they had seen Roe walk out of his house on Michelle’s Boulevard, carrying a rifle and then firing it into the air. They told police he had been arguing with his neighbor over $40.
Other witnesses told police that Roe had also been arguing outside his home with his 14-year-old daughter, and, at one point, grabbed the phone from her.
Sinagra said police seized the rifle and an expanded shell casing. Roe, who submitted to a breath test, had a blood-alcohol content more than two times the legal limit, the chief said.
Following his arraignment at Saugerties Town Court, Roe was released on his own recognizance. Sinagra said police contacted Child Protective Services, which is participating in the investigation.