State Police are investigating an early morning shooting that occurred on the Webster Hill Road in the Town of Ava.
According to Police, at approximately 6:00 am on Sunday, 31 year old Jesse Wilcox, his wife Christy Wilcox age 26, and Lester Platt, age 50, went to Albert Nellenbach's residence at 11641 Webster Hill Road in the Town of Ava to look for Jesse's brother Jared Platt who is an acquaintance of Nellenback. They looked around the outside of the house then left without going to the door. They later returned to the house and observed Nellenback in a sleeping bag in the tree line on the property. As they walked towards him he suddenly jumped up and started shooting a .22 caliber rifle at them striking Jesse Wilcox in the earlobe, elbow and back.
Albert B. Nellenbach, age 35, was arrested for Attempted Murder, a class "A" felony and Assault 1st, a class "B" felony. He was arraigned in the Town of Floyd Court on $50,000 cash / $100,000 bond. He is expected back in court on Thursday, August 30th at 1pm.
Jesse is in stable condition at University Hospital in Syracuse, NY.
The investigation is continuing.