Bremen Man Arrested After Firearm Discharged At A Rochester School

March 3, 2024 at 3:52 p.m.
Scott Yeager
Scott Yeager

By DAVID L. SLONE Managing Editor

ROCHESTER - A Bremen man was arrested on weapons and drug charges after he allegedly discharged a firearm during a wrestling tournament in Fulton County.
On Saturday, Rochester Community School Corporation hosted a wrestling invitational at Rochester High School. The tournament consisted of 11 area school corporations.
Fulton County Sheriff's Office (FCSO) deputy and school resource officer Rick Utter was in attendance when he was alerted of a loud noise from an individual in the audience, according to a news release from FCSO. Through an investigation, it was discovered that Scott Yeager, 44, Bremen, was in possession of two loaded handguns inside his backpack. One of the handguns had a spent round still inside of the firearm. It was determined Yeager “negligently discharged the firearm,” according to the release.
It also was determined Yeager was in possession of illegal narcotics and a knife.
No individuals were harmed during this incident.
Yeager was taken into custody by the Fulton County Sheriff Office and booked on the following charges: 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 class B misdemeanor; and possession of a knife on school property, a class B misdemeanor.
Assisting the FCSO in this investigation were the Rochester Community School Corporation administrative staff.
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.”

ROCHESTER - A Bremen man was arrested on weapons and drug charges after he allegedly discharged a firearm during a wrestling tournament in Fulton County.
On Saturday, Rochester Community School Corporation hosted a wrestling invitational at Rochester High School. The tournament consisted of 11 area school corporations.
Fulton County Sheriff's Office (FCSO) deputy and school resource officer Rick Utter was in attendance when he was alerted of a loud noise from an individual in the audience, according to a news release from FCSO. Through an investigation, it was discovered that Scott Yeager, 44, Bremen, was in possession of two loaded handguns inside his backpack. One of the handguns had a spent round still inside of the firearm. It was determined Yeager “negligently discharged the firearm,” according to the release.
It also was determined Yeager was in possession of illegal narcotics and a knife.
No individuals were harmed during this incident.
Yeager was taken into custody by the Fulton County Sheriff Office and booked on the following charges: 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 class B misdemeanor; and possession of a knife on school property, a class B misdemeanor.
Assisting the FCSO in this investigation were the Rochester Community School Corporation administrative staff.
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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