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Five arrested after gunfire reported in the Town of Collins

Three men and two women were arrested as Erie County sheriff’s deputies investigated a report of gunfire in the Town of Collins.

Deputies were dispatched to a mobile home park on Bagdad Road late Sunday afternoon to investigate the report.

While heading there, they saw a car matching the description of a vehicle involved in the incident and began following it, officials said.

After a brief pursuit, deputies pulled over the car. Two of the five occupants refused to get out of the car; pepper spray was used to subdue the man, officials said.

Meanwhile, one man already handcuffed and on the ground stood up and charged at deputies, officials said. He was brought under control, while pepper spray was used on a woman who repeatedly interfered with deputies.

Deputies reported finding multiple spent shell casings and the rifle believed to have been fired. No injuries were reported.

Jonathan Seneca, 34, of Brant, was charged with felony counts of reckless endangerment and criminal possession of a weapon, and a misdemeanor count of menacing.

William Larkin, 26, of Evans; Joshua Benton, 38, of Irving; and Susan Pierce, no age or hometown given, were charged with obstructing governmental administration and resisting arrest.

Amber Lewis, no age or hometown given, was charged with unlawfully fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle, as well an interlock device-related violation, and vehicle and traffic violations.

Pierce and Lewis were issued tickets to appear in court; the three others were taken to the county holding center pending arraignment.

Officials said the incident remains under investigation and additional charges may be filed.

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