Schuyler Co. Man Sentenced for Shooting at Police

The Montour Falls man that shot a rifle at police officers in October of last year was sentenced to a decade in prison Monday.  Joseph Esposito was sentenced to two-and-a third to seven years on reckless endangerment charges and eight years for menacing a police officer. The sentences will run concurrently. 

The 29 year old was also sentenced to a consecutive 2 year term on a drug charge that was pending at the time of the 2011 shooting.


Investgators determined Esposito was specifically targeting police when he fired multiple rounds from a rifle from a State Route 79 house in Burdett. Sheriff Bill Yessman, Undersheriff Breck Spaulding, and deputy Andrew Yessman were all shot at. No injuries were reported that day.

Esposito's family claimed he was high on drugs at the time of the shooting.

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