Neighbor feud over loud music leads to gun threat

By NEWSChannel 2 Staff

BOONVILLE, N.Y. (WKTV) - A feud between neighbors over loud music was taken to the next level when police say a man threatened a teenage girl and her friends with a rifle.

According to Village of Boonville Police, Raymond Champion, 45 and Tiffanie Failla, 18 had a history of disputes over her playing music too loudly.

On Sunday, May 5 around 11:45 a.m., Boonville Police received a 911 call about a man with a gun threatening youths on James Street.

Failla reported to police that she and several of her friends were sitting in a vehicle in her driveway listening to music when Champion allegedly exited the rear door of his residence with a rifle and began threatening to "shoot holes in everything" if she didn't turn down the music.

Champion told police he had been sleeping that morning when he had been awakened by the noise. Police say he exited his home with a 32 caliber Winchester rifle and began yelling at the teens to turn down the music or he was going to shoot out the radio.

The teens left the area and Champion returned to his residence, police said.

On Wednesday, Champion was charged with second-degree menacing and was issued an appearance ticket returnable to the Village of Boonville Court.

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