Friday, December 19, 2014


Follow us:
Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Subscribe to this news feed 



Man accused of firing cannon toward neighbor's house disputes allegations

  • Text size: + -

CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY, N.Y. — A Chautauqua County man charged with menacing and harassment after Sheriff's deputies say he repeatedly fired a cannon toward his neighbor's house is speaking out through his attorney.

In a statement, the attorney for Brian Malta, 52, of Kiantone said: "Mr. Malta vigorously disputes the allegations against him and looks forward to the full truth of the matter coming out in the appropriate arena, which is a court of law."

Deputies say Malta fired a Civil War reenactment cannon eight days in a row in the direction of his neighbor's house. The cannon was not loaded with a cannon ball.

Deputies say while it is not illegal to own a cannon, they confiscated it because it was used illegally. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP