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GRANVILLE — A Granville teen was jailed Tuesday night after he allegedly fired a shotgun in his home during a dispute with a family member, according to police.

No one was injured during the afternoon incident at a home at county Route 12. Washington County Undersheriff John Winchell said the teen fired a round from a shotgun into the ceiling of the home, with at least two other family members present.

Gordon J. Rescott, 18, was charged with felony counts of criminal possession of a weapon and reckless endangerment, misdemeanor menacing and noncriminal harassment after the Sheriff's Office investigated, police said.

Winchell said the shotgun was loaded with a live round, but it was unclear what was damaged by the shot or what prompted the dispute.

Rescott was arraigned and sent to Washington County Jail for lack of bail. Orders of protection were issued on behalf of the family members.

Sheriff's deputies Brad Hamilton, Ethan Macura, Sgt. David Buxton and Senior Investigator Kristen Hardy handled the case.

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