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NY - Hunting accident results in charges

Gannett News Service

A 47-year-old Smyrna man will appear in town court Thursday to answer charges filed as the result of a turkey-hunting accident that occurred May 25.

Randy Wilcox Sr., 47, of Smyrna, was charged by the Chenango County Sheriff’s Office with second-degree reckless endangerment, a misdemeanor. He also was charged by the state Department of Environmental Conservation police with possession of another person’s hunting license.

Deputies said the defendant, while turkey hunting with two juvenile boys about 6 a.m., fired his shotgun, striking a 17-year-old boy who was not hunting with him. Several pellets struck the boy in the right cheek, right shoulder, right arm and the brim of the his hat, according to sheriff’s deputies.

The victim was taken to Chenango Memorial Hospital in Norwich by family members, where he was treated and released, deputies said.

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