Money Argument Escalates, Man Allegedly Pulls Trigger of Unloaded Gun

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February 04 2022 08:00 am

Two Canisteo men are behind bars after an argument about money escalates quickly.

State Police in Bath say a person went to the Canisteo home of two brothers, 53-year-old Gavin Bartlett and 58-year-old George Chipman, on April 2nd to collect money.

An argument escalated, and authorities say Bartlett brandished an unregistered pistol.

Some time later, Chipman allegedly pointed the weapon at the victim and pulled the trigger — though it was not loaded.

During an investigation, police also recovered a second unregistered pistol.

Bartlett faces charges for Menacing and Criminal Possession of a Weapon with bail set at $1000.

Chipman faces an Attempted Second Degree Murder charge with bail set at $5000.

They were both arraigned and sent to the Steuben County Jail.

They are scheduled to be back in court on April 10, 2017.

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