SAUGERTIES – A Saugerties man is charged with criminal mischief, criminal possession of a weapon, and reckless endangerment after he fired 13 rounds from a .20 gauge shotgun in his home last Wednesday.
Tyrell Schleede, 31, of 3376 Route 32 in the Town of Saugerties shot out windows in his living room, bedroom and kitchen as well as his front door. At least one of those rounds traveled across Route 32 and struck a gas station.
Schleede initially told police unknown assailants were trying to break into his home and that he fired through the windows at the alleged individuals. Investigation by police determined that Schleede’s girlfriend and three-year-old child had left the home that morning, and he then began shooting up the place.
Schleede was charged with criminal possession of a weapon because he has a past felony conviction. He was also charged with misdemeanor possession of cocaine, and for firing a weapon over a public highway and within 500 feet of a residence. He is in the Ulster County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash bail.
Saugerties Police were assisted in the investigation by State Police, the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office and New York State Environmental Conservation Police.