Portville Man Charged Following Woodchuck Hunting Mishap

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PORTVILLE – A Town of Portville man is facing charges following a Woodchuck hunting mishap.

New York State Police say Lester L. Baker Jr., 51, is charged with second-degree reckless endangerment and reckless endangerment of property after he allegedly fired a crossbow into his neighbor’s house.

Troopers said Baker Jr. was hunting on July 25 at a residence on State Route 417 when he fired a bolt from a crossbow at a Woodchuck in his yard.

Police said the bolt missed its target and struck a neighboring house.

Baker was issued appearance tickets for Portville Town Court.

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