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PORT LEYDEN — A 20-year-old Port Leyden man was sent to the Lewis County jail, Lowville, Sunday night after he allegedly fired a rifle in the town and then crashed a vehicle in the village of Lyons Falls Saturday night.

Lewis County sheriff’s deputies charged Timothy I. Bakker, of 3673 Kelpytown Road, with possession of a high-capacity ammunition feeding device; second-degree counts of menacing and reckless endangerment; two counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance; possession of a controlled substance outside its original container; unlawful possession of marijuana; underage possession of alcohol; second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle; leaving the scene of a property damage accident; driving at an unreasonable speed and having an open container of alcohol.

He is accused of firing a rifle Saturday night into the air while at a Kelpytown Road residence in the town of Port Leyden occupied by two people. Shortly after that incident, he crashed a car on Franklin Street in Lyons Falls and fled the scene, deputies said.

Deputies said Mr. Bakker turned himself in Sunday evening. He was arraigned Sunday in West Turin Town Court and sent to the jail on $1,000 bail.

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