CATSKILL — An Orange County man was arrested Wednesday on multiple felony charges related to shooting incidents in Catskill and Stottville, said Steven Nevel, public information officer for state police Troop F.
Robert A. Bentley, 18, of Middletown is accused of shooting at a home in Stottville on the morning on July 5, and at a home on New Street in Catskill at about 4 p.m. on July 6, Nevel said Thursday.
A joint investigation by state police, the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office and the Catskill Police Department led to the arrest of Bentley, Nevel said.
In Greene County, Bentley was charged with two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a class C felony, and first-degree reckless endangerment, a class D felony.
In Columbia County, he was charged with one count of first-degree reckless endangerment and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, both class D felonies, Nevel said.
Police did not offer details about the connection between Bentley and the two homes.
Bentley was arraigned in Coxsackie Town Court and was taken into the custody of the Greene County Sheriff’s Office. He was held on $25,000 bail.
An unidentified 16-year-old male was also charged with two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and one count of first-degree reckless endangerment in connection with the Catskill shooting, Nevel said.