Suspect in Bath standoff indicted on 44 charges
BATH, N.Y. (WENY) -- On Tuesday, September 5th a Steuben Grand Jury handed up 44 charges to the suspect in a police standoff in Bath from last month. Larry Schoonover, 51, faces 12 counts of attempted murder in the first degree and a host of other charges.
"The defendant, after being involved in a domestic incident, attempted to kill multiple responding officers, repeatedly shooting at them over hours at close range," said Steuben County District Attorney Brooks Baker in a prepared statement.
Along with the attempted murder in the first degree charges, Schoonover faces:
Twelve counts of attempted murder in the second degree.
Twelve counts of criminal use of a firearm in the first degree.
One count of criminal possession of a weapon the third degree.
Five counts of reckless endangerment in the first degree.
One count of assault in the third degree.
One count of endangering a child.
During the incident on August 20th and August 21st, police previoulsy said Schoonover discharged a gun inside the residence, before barricading himself inside. A woman involved in the incident was able to escape the home safely.
During the hours long standoff police say Schoonover fired at members of law enforcement multiple times from close distance. Schoonover is currently being held without bail, and is set to appear for arraignment in Steuben County at a later date.