Hunter charged after errant shot just missed policeman in Washington
Friday, December 3, 2010
By BOB THOMAS, Staff Writer
WASHINGTON TWP. _ An Edison man perched in a hunter’s tree stand
off of East
Mill Road allegedly struck Long Valley Village retail buildings four
and narrowly missed a policeman before he was arrested on Friday,
Lt. Arthur Adams said gun shots were reported behind Long Valley
just after noon on Friday.
An investigation resulted in the arrest of David Iacobone, 37,
before four rifled slugs fired from a tree blind across an open
the back of the stores.
Officer Scott Myers, who responded to the scene, was almost
struck by a
Another person in the vicinity also was nearly hit, according to
Adams said one round broke a rear window, two others were
embedded in the
store walls and others were found on the ground near the buildings.
Asked how close the shells had come to Myers, Adams said it was
“He heard it whiz by his ear, so I would say that’s pretty
Iacobone was charged with fourth degree criminal mischief,
creating a risk
of widespread injury, also a fourth degree charge, and disorderly
The tree blind was apparently on the property of Ronald Oringer,
He was unavailable for comment.
Iacobone was released in his own recognizance pending a future
the municipal court.
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