On January 30, 2107 at approximately 11:10 a.m., Chenango County 911 received a report of shots being fired in the area of Algerine Street, Town of Afton, N.Y. Responding Troopers located a male subject suffering from a shotgun wound to his upper leg. The male subject was transported to Wilson Hospital, Johnson City, N.Y. where he is being treated for his non-life threatening injury. The circumstances of how this subject was injured is currently under investigation.

The continuing investigation determined a burglary had occurred in the Town of Afton. After consultation with Chenango County District Attorney Joseph McBride, the New York State Police at Sidney arrested James E. Fletcher, age 34, of Greene, N.Y. for Burglary 2nd Degree. Fletcher was arraigned before Town of Afton Justice Pam Wylupski and remanded to the Chenango County jail in lieu of $50,000.00 cash, $100,000.00 property bail.

The investigation into this incident is ongoing. Anyone with information is requested to contact the New York State Police at Sidney, N.Y. at (607)-561-7400.

Additional information to be released as the investigation progresses.

James E. Fletcher (Credit: NYS Police Troop C)