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Indictment alleges Watertown man fired revolver at occupied car


A Watertown man has been indicted on allegations that he fired a revolver at a vehicle occupied by two people on Clay Street.

Gary L. Brown, 30, whose last known address was 710 Washington St., is charged with two counts of first-degree reckless endangerment and single counts of second- and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling and third-degree criminal mischief.

The charges were contained in a grand jury indictment handed up Thursday in Jefferson County Court.

It is alleged that on Oct. 8 he possessed a loaded Smith & Wesson .38-caliber handgun and fired at a vehicle occupied by Kristie Anzalone and Gualberto Santiago Jr., causing grave risk of death to the pair. According to City Court documents, the two were returning from a shopping trip and were on Academy Street when they saw three men standing on a porch at the Clay Street intersection. They were stopped there when one man left the porch, walked by their car, then started shooting.

The two told police they did not know who had shot at them or why. The vehicle they were in, a 2005 Chevrolet Equinox, sustained more than $250 worth of damage, according to the mischief count in the indictment.

Mr. Brown also faces a separate indictment handed up in early May containing counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. It is alleged that he had and sold cocaine in mid-December in Watertown.

He has been held without bail at the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building on an alleged probation violation since his arrest in October. He was serving five years’ probation imposed in February 2010 for selling cocaine.

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