WOODSTOCK — Police said a local man is accused of firing a rifle through the ceiling of his home, barely missing his adolescent son sleeping in the room above.

David Robinson, 48, is charged with reckless conduct and is expected to appear in Oxford County Superior Court on Friday on a motion to amend his bail conditions so he can have contact with his son.

According to a report by Oxford County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Nathan Bowie, officers responded to a South Main Street home on Jan. 1 for a report of a person with a gunshot wound. The firearm had been secured when police were called, Bowie reported.

Bowie’s report said there was a verbal altercation at the home before the rifle was fired.

Robinson is accused of firing a hunting rifle through the ceiling of a ground-floor room. The bullet allegedly passed through his son’s room upstairs, showering the adolescent in fragments from the floor, according to the report.

Bowie said Robinson was briefly detained at the scene before being voluntarily transported by PACE ambulance to Stephens Memorial Hospital in Norway for superficial powder burns on his face and crisis evaluation.

According to the Oxford County Jail, Robinson was booked on a reckless conduct charge Jan. 6 and released on $200 cash bail that day.

In a motion to amend his bail conditions filed with Oxford County Superior Court this week, Robinson asked to have contact with his son, saying all firearms and alcohol have been removed from the home.


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