Man charged for firing gun in front of children

STONY CREEK - Robert B. Joyce II was arrested Monday night, Jan. 24 after police say he slashed his wife's clothing with a hunting knife then fired a shotgun in the air while his wife and two children looked on.

Joyce, 30, was charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, reckless endangerment, criminal mischief, menacing and criminal possession of a weapon.

According to police, Joyce became involved in a domestic dispute with his wife, then obtained a fixed-blade hunting knife which he used to slash at her clothes. He then obtained a pump-action shotgun which he fired into the air at the rear door of their Hadley Road apartment.

Police said he then fled in his wife's car and was apprehended a short time later in the town of Thurman.

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