3 Charged In Ogdensburg Shooting Arraigned & Jailed

3 Charged In Ogdensburg Shooting Arraigned & Jailed

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The three men involved in an alleged shooting in Ogdensburg on Sunday were all sent to St. Lawrence County jail following their arraignments in city court.

Ogdensburg police say 27 year old Dylan Arquitt and 26 year old Ronald Redmond, both of Ogdensburg, and Brooklyn resident 34 year old Charlie Watford were all arraigned late Monday afternoon.

Bail was set at $100,000 for Arquitt and $75,000 for Redmond. Watford was jailed without bail.

Police say the three were involved in an exchange of gunfire at 921 Caroline Street before noon on Sunday.

Police say Arquitt and Redmond allegedly entered the home wearing masks and went upstairs. That's when Arquitt allegedly fired a .22-caliber rifle into a room with several people inside.

Police say Watford was struck in the neck and back and fired back with a single shot from a silver Taurus handgun. He was treated at Canton-Potsdam Hospital and later released.

Watford was charged with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon. They also charged him with second-degree criminal impersonation after he allegedly gave them several false identities. 

Arquitt and Redmond were each charged with first-degree burglary, first-degree attempted robbery, first-degree assault, and first-degree criminal use of a firearm.

Neighbors are willing to talk about the incident, just not on camera. They don't want names used. But they're saying they're prisoners in their own houses and that they are the real victims of this shooting at 921 Caroline Street.

“Any time gun violence is involved, it's an extra concern regarding danger to the community,” said Gary Pasqua, St. Lawrence County district attorney

The shooting took place near Ogdensburg's middle school. District Superintendent Kevin Kendall said, “When anything like this happens anywhere in the city, it has a direct impact on kids, schools and parents. The proximity does concern us.”

Pasqua said he knows there are neighborhoods throughout the county sharing the same concerns.

“Let those concerns be known. Share that information with your local law enforcement or reach out to my office and let us know,” he said.

Arquitt, Redmond and Watford will be back in Ogdensburg City Court on February 7. 

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