Tully man charged following 4-hour standoff


RICHLAND — An 80-year-old Tully man was charged Wednesday following reports of shots fired and an afternoon-long standoff in the town of Richland, in Oswego County.

Robert G. Bailey, 80, of Tully accused of firing a rifle at his neighbors property about 1 p.m., damaging a septic system control panel, the septic system vent and side window of the neighbor's residence at 250 Pine Grove Road, Richland. State police said the bullet that hit the window went through the building and out the other side.

As troopers and investigators responded, Bailey barricaded himself inside the camp, troopers said. During negotiations with the staet police Crisis Negotiations Unit, he fired several rounds at officers.

Members of the state police Special Operations Response Team took Bailey into custody ab out 5:30 p.m. without further incident, troopers said.

Bailey was charged with:
-- Three counts of menacing a police officer, a felony.
-- Two counts of first-degree reckless endangerment, a felony.
-- A count of second-degree criminal mischief, a felony.
-- Fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a misdemeanor.

Bailey was being held without bail in the Oswego County Jail pending an appearance in Richland Town Court.

State police were assisted by state Park Police, the Oswego County Sheriff's Office, Oswego Police Department and Northern Oswego County Ambulance.