Cobleskill man arrested for shooting at cars


A Cobleskill man faces a handful of charges after firing a shotgun at three cars, according to Schoharie County District Attorney Susan Mallery.
Daniel Cooper, 38, threatened to kill another person and then shot at three cars at State Route 7 Auto, Ms. Mallery said.
Mr. Cooper “came to a business with a loaded shotgun and shot parked vehicles,” she said.
“We think it was over a third party.”
State Police responded and charged Mr. Cooper with criminal mischief, a D felony because damage was more than $1,500; criminal possession of a weapon, a C felony; and menacing, reckless endangerment and criminal contempt, all misdemeanors.
Mr. Cooper was arraigned in Cobleskill Town Court by Richmondville Justice Herb Needleman and ordered held on $10,000 cash bail, $20,000 bond or $30,000 partially secured surety bond.
He is either in the Albany County Jail or Schoharie County Jail, which was expected to open this week, Mr. Mallery said.
Mr. Cooper was represented by Mark Kassner.