Pellet gun discharge nets Colton man a "firearm" charge in Potsdam
Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 9:10 am

COLTON — A Colton man was charged by Potsdam police after discharging a pellet gun on Sisson Street Sept. 15 at 12:32 p.m.

Justyn A. Fountain, 32, was charged with “firearm discharge in the village.” 

It should be noted that pellet guns fire on charges of air or gas pressure, not ignited gunpowder charges like firearms. Except in rare instances, pellet guns are known to produce substantially less foot pounds per inch upon impact of the pellet than a bullet from an actual firearm. 

He was ticketed, released and is scheduled to appear in Potsdam town court Oct. 4 at 10 a.m.