Northern New York Newspapers
NNY Business
NNY Living
Tue., Oct. 6
Serving the communities of Jefferson, St. Lawrence and Lewis counties, New York
In print daily. Online always.
Related Stories

Two Potsdam men face assault charges


POTSDAM — Two Potsdam men are facing charges after a physical altercation escalated to one of them firing a rifle pointed at the other early Saturday morning.

Gregory H. Spring, 52, of 6764 State Highway 56, was charged by St. Lawrence County sheriff’s deputies with first-degree reckless endangerment, a class D felony, second-degree menacing, a class A misdemeanor, and third-degree assault, a class A misdemeanor.

Xaver P. Vanarsdale, 34, lives on the same lot, but authorities said there are two separate entrances to the residence. Mr. Vanarsdale was charged with third-degree assault and second-degree criminal trespass, a class A misdemeanor.

Detectives and deputies said Mr. Vanarsdale allegedly entered Mr. Spring’s residence and refused to leave, which led to a physical altercation.

Deputies said Mr. Spring got a loaded rifle from another room, pointed it at Mr. Vanarsdale and shot a round in close range of him.

Although no injuries resulted from the gunshots, both men suffered minor injuries from the altercation.

Both were released and are scheduled to appear in Town Court.

Commenting rules:
  1. Stick to the topic of the article/letter/editorial.
  2. When responding to issues raised by other commenters, do not engage in personal attacks or name-calling.
  3. Comments that include profanity/obscenities or are libelous in nature will be removed without warning.
Violators' commenting privileges may be revoked indefinitely. By commenting you agree to our full Terms of Use.
Syracuse Football Tickets Giveaway
Connect with Us
WDT News FeedsWDT on FacebookWDT on TwitterWDT on InstagramWDT for iOS: iPad, iPhone, and iPod touchWDT for Android
Showcase of Homes
Showcase of Homes