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RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT - WEST STOCKHOLM - Canton-based state police charged Shawn B. Mossow, 25, of Norfolk with first-degree reckless endangerment following an incident reported at 5:39 p.m. Sunday from the West Stockholm-Southville Road in the town of Stockholm. Troopers said he was arraigned and sent to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility on $10,000 cash or $20,000 bond.

According to state police, Mossow was in the woods with a friend when he discharged a firearm, shooting his friend, who was not identified by police, in the leg.

Troopers said their initial investigation revealed that the 24-year-old male victim from Norfolk had been asking his friend, Mossow, to shoot him in the leg so he would know what it feels like. Mossow told troopers he finally relented to the victim’s request and shot him once in the right leg with a .22 caliber rifle. The victim was treated at Canton/Potsdam Hospital and then transferred to Fletcher Allen Hospital in Burlington, Vermont, for treatment of a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the right leg and is expected to make a full recovery.

ASSAULT - BUCKTON - Massena-based state police charged Cory J. Brothers, 42, of Baldwinsville with third-degree assault and fourth-degree criminal mischief stemming from an incident at 1:39 p.m. Sunday at 385 Buckton Road in the town of Stockholm.

As part of that same investigation, Justin M. French, 24, of Winthrop was charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of marijuana (more than 25 grams), unlawful growing cannabis, second-degree menacing, unlawful possession of marijuana and enangering the welfare of a child. Troopers said French was arraigned in local court and sent to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility on $1,000 cash or $2,000 bond.

Troopers allege that French threatened Brothers, who was inside his home with a claw hammer. To defend himself, Brothers allegedly grabbed a two by four, later throwing the board at French, causing damage to French’s home. Following the incident Brothers was released on an appearance ticket.

UNLAWFUL POSSESSION ALCOHOL - OSWEGATCHIE - Ogdensburg-based state police charged Damien B. Lashomb, 20, of Massena with unlawful possession of alcohol by a person under 21 following an incident at 2:30 a.m. Sunday on state Route 37 in the town of Oswegatchie.

PROPERTY DAMAGE ACCIDENT - HOPKINTON - Canton-based state police said Peggy S. Smith, 43, of Potsdam was involved in a property damage accident at 11:30 p.m. Sunday on state Route 11B near the Southville Road.

DWI - MOIRA - Malone-based state police charged Ivan A. Green, 36, of Brushton with driving while intoxicated following a traffic stop at 1:55 p.m. Sunday on Maple Leaf Drive in the town of Moira.

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