Boonville man arrested for attempted murder after Ava shooting

AVA, N.Y. (WKTV) - A Boonville man has been arrested for attempted murder after an early-morning shooting Sunday in Ava.

New York State Police said that 35-year-old Albert B. Nellenbach was arrested for the felonies of attempted murder and assault.

Nellenbach allegedly shot 31-year-old Jesse Wilcox on his property, according to State Troopers.

Police say that Wilcox was at Nellenbach's residence at 11641 Webster Hill Road, along with his wife and his step-father, in order to look for his step-brother, Jared Platt who is described as a friend of Nellenbach's

Wilcox's wife is identified as 26-year-old Christy L. Wilcox and his step-father is 50-year-old Lester Platt.

According to authorities, the three looked around the outside of the house and then left without going to the door.

They later returned to the house and observed Nellenbach in a sleeping bag in the tree line on the property.

As they walked towards him, police say that Nellenbach suddenly jumped up and started shooting a .22 caliber rifle at the group, striking Jesse Wilcox in the earlobe, elbow and back.

He is listed in stable condition at University Hospital in Syracuse.

Nellenbach was arraigned in the Town of Floyd Court on $50,000 cash / $100,000 bond. He is expected back in court on Thursday.

The investigation is continuing.

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