Groveland – Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty reports the arrest of a Groveland resident on felony gun related charges after an investigation by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office.
After investigating in to an incident that occurred, it was concluded that 32 year old, Eric P. Schultz had been consuming alcohol and began having a verbal and physical altercation with other people at the residence. There are also allegations that Schultz was shooting a pistol in
the direction of people that were standing around a fire at the residence. Sheriff’s Deputies investigating the allegations found that Schultz was in possession of two pistols and Schultz does not possess a NYS pistol permit to own or possess handguns.
Schultz was arrested and charged with Felony, Reckless Endangerment in the 1st degree and two (2) counts of Felony Criminal Possession of a Firearm. Schultz was turned over to the Central Booking Deputies at the Livingston County Jail for processing and pre-arraignment detention. The District Attorney’s Office was contacted in regards to bail due to the Felony level charges. The District Attorney’s bail
recommendation was that he be held on $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 bond.
Schultz was later arraigned at the Livingston County Centralized Arraignment Part (LC-CAP) at the Livingston County Jail before Town of Nunda Judge James Mann. The Judge remanded Schultz to the custody of the Sheriff on the recommended bail from the District
Investigating the incident from the Sheriff’s office was Sergeant Ryan Swanson, Deputy Michael Phillips, Deputy Jerry Pilkenton, Deputy Matthew Thomas, Deputy Menzo Peck and Investigator Joshua Monster.