Sayre Borough police have filed charges against the Keystone Manor resident accused of discharging a firearm in his apartment.

According to information filed in district court, police have charged James Carnrike, 62, with discharge of a firearm into an occupied structure, a third-degree felony. Police also charged Carnrike with recklessly endangering another person and disorderly conduct, both misdemeanors, according to court filings.

As of Monday afternoon, Carnrike had yet to be arraigned on the charges, according to the court.

Borough police were dispatched at about 5:14 p.m. April 23 to respond to a report of shots fired at the North Elmer Avenue apartment building, according to a release from the Sayre Police Department.

Police said officers negotiated with Carnrike by telephone for about an hour before he surrendered to police without further incident. Police then transported Carnrike to Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.

Sayre police were assisted by Athens Borough, Athens Township and Waverly police departments and the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

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