Police: Shaftsbury man fired shots to scare neighbor

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A Shaftsbury man is due in Bennington Superior Court Friday after police say he fired multiple gunshots to scare a neighbor.

Richard Hope, 71, is facing charges of aggravated assault, reckless endangerment and criminal threatening.

Vermont State Police said troopers responded to Granger Hollow Road for a case follow up when Hope indirectly fired multiple gunshots near police and a neighbor. There were no reported injuries.

Police say Hope was trying to intimidate and scare his neighbor during a property dispute.

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