A landlord-tenant dispute in Cayuga County escalated into the arrest of a third party who fired a weapon whle on the tenant's property.
Sheriff's deputies says that the tenant told 911 two males were in the yard with a tractor parked in the driveway and posting a large sign in the yard. A shotgun was fired, and both males left. Deputies located the vehicle they were in and stopped it after a short pursuit. Eric Simmons of Owasco was arrested and charged with criminal possession of a weapon, meanacing, and other offenses. Simmons' passenger was a 14-year-old, who was released to a parent. Following a court-ordered seizure of all of Simmons' weapons, deputies found several handguns in violation of state law. Simmons is now being held on 20 thousand dollars bond.