Man accused of firing gun in Keystone Manor enters guilty plea
A Keystone Manor resident accused of discharging a firearm in his apartment in April entered a guilty plea Tuesday in district court.
James Carnrike, 62, pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of disorderly conduct, a third-degree misdemeanor, during a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Michael Shaw, according to information filed with the court.
Two other charges filed against Carnrike by Sayre police were withdrawn, including a third-degree felony charge of discharge of a firearm into an occupied structure and a second-degree misdemeanor charge of reckless endangerment, according to court information.
Carnrike, who was represented by the county public defender's office, was assessed a total of $300 in fines and court costs, according to the court.
Borough police took Carnrike into custody after responding at about 5:14 p.m. April 23 to a report of shots filed at the North Elmer Avenue apartment building, according to information from the Sayre Borough 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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