Firearm discharged at sixth grade wrestling event in Rochester, one arrested

ROCHESTER, Ind. -The Rochester Community School Corporation announced while hosting a wrestling invitational at Rochester High School, a firearm reportedly went off, resulting in one man being arrested Saturday afternoon. 

The wrestling tournament involved 11 area school corporations.

Officials say Rochester School Resource Officer, Rick Utter, was alerted to a loud noise from a man in attendance.

44-year-old Scott Yeager, of Bremen, was identified and found to be in possession of two loaded handguns in his backpack.

Officials say one of the handguns had a spent round still inside the firearm.

Authorities believe Yeager negligently discharged the firearm.

Further investigation determined Yeager was also in possession of illegal narcotics and a knife.

No individuals were injured during this incident.

Yeager was taken into custody by the Fulton County Sheriff's Department.

Yeager is charged with possession of a firearm on school property, a level 6 felony, criminal recklessness with a firearm, a level 5 felony, possession of cocaine, a level 5 felony, possession of methamphetamine, a level 5 felony, possession of marijuana, a B-misdemeanor, and possession of a knife on school property, a B-misdemeanor.

Sheriff Travis Heishman stated, “I applaud Deputy Rick Utter, Deputy Ryan Utter, and Deputy Ryan Haney for their quick response in handling the situation. Through their swift control of the scene, no injuries were sustained, and the suspect was taken into custody without incident.”

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