Man who brought gun in Gloversville shooting gets prison term
JOHNSTOWN – A New Hampshire man who provided the firearm used in a Gloversville apartment shooting a year ago was sentenced Friday in Fulton County Court to state prison.
Corey A. Wollard, 21, whose last address was Seabrook, N.H., when he was a fugitive from justice, was sentenced by Judge Polly A. Hoye to two to six years in prison as part of a plea arrangement. He – along with co-defendant Joseph R. Miller – also must pay almost $3,000 in restitution to the victim.
The sentence was based on Wollard’s March 14 plea before Hoye to one count of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon. He was arrested Sept. 27.
Gloversville police said Wollard on May 17 brought a weapon to a residence at 174 Spring St., where Danielle Schonfarber was shot and severely injured by Miller.
A county grand jury indictment stated Miller, 20, of Cummings Avenue, Johnstown, “recklessly discharged” a .223 Olympic Arms semiautomatic rifle inside the apartment when several people were present.
The indictment said the bullet that struck Schonfarber caused serious injury to her abdomen and hip. Schonfarber, who lives outside the city, was airlifted to Albany Medical Center Hospital for emergency surgery after the incident. She has since been recovering.
Fulton County District Attorney Louise Sira previously said those handling the gun were trying to fix something on it.
Miller was sentenced by Hoye on March 28 to 1 1/3 to four years in state prison.
Officers later found the weapon hidden behind a shed at the residence. Gloversville police charged Michael Perreault, 23, of 174 Spring St., with trying to tamper with physical evidence, a misdemeanor.
Man enters plea
In another court case Friday before Hoye, Marshall D. Alessi, 23, of 68 W. Eighth Ave., Gloversville, pleaded guilty to one count of fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property as part of a plea arrangement.
Sentencing was adjourned until a later date, but he is expected to receive one to three years in state prison with an unspecified amount of restitution.
Gloversville police said Alessi used an acquaintance’s Social Security number to buy more than $2,000 worth of items online. An investigation found Alessi used an acquaintance’s Social Security number several times using a PayPal account. Police said Alessi had packages delivered to his residence.
Michael Anich covers Johnstown and Fulton County news. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.