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Ti man faces weapons charges

TICONDEROGA - A Ticonderoga was arrested on weapons charges following a dispute over a neighbor's dog April 15.

Ticonderoga police were called to Killicut Mountain Road after Matthew D. Peters allegedly fired several shots at his neighbor.

Authorities said the altercation began around 3:45 p.m. after Peters became angry that his neighbor's dog was loose and agitating his pets.

As the pet owners argued, police said, Peters grabbed his .22-caliber rifle and fired a shot in his neighbor's direction.

The dispute continued to escalate, and the men reportedly wrestled over control of the weapon.

Police said several more shots were fired during the scuffle.

Bystanders managed to pull the men apart before police arrived, and no injuries were reported.

Peters is now facing charges of first-degree reckless endangerment, fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and discharging a weapon within 500 feet of a residence.

After his arrest, the 41-year-old was sent to Essex County Jail on $15,000 cash bail or $30,000 bond.

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