Hunter’s bullet missed deer, struck Lyons Supervisor Manktelow’s home

Deputies arrested Richard C. Greenfield, 46, of Rodgers Crossing following a hunting incident in the area of State Route 14, Lyons.

It is alleged Greenfield recklessly caused damage to a home located at 2911 State Route 14 when he was hunting in the woods directly behind the residence. He attempted to shoot a deer and the round missed; proceeded to go through a bedroom window of the house and caused significant damage to multiple rooms.

That home was later identified as the residence of Lyons Town Supervisor Brian Manktelow. He and his wife reported hearing the noise when the bullet struck the home. They discovered the damage that it had done to the home on the inside shortly thereafter. Neither Manktelow, nor his wife were injured in the accident.

However, Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts told 13WHAM News that he doesn’t call these types of incidents an “accident.” He continued, “Their actions, you have to be accountable for,” Virts said. “Again, just follow the safety rules. Never point the muzzle at someone, always make sure its pointed in a safe direction, and always handle the firearm as if its loaded.”

Greenfield was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief and second-degree reckless endangerment.

He was issued appearance tickets to appear in Lyons Town Court at a later date to answer the charges.   

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