East Hampton Man Arrested After Shot Fired in House Following Domestic Dispute, Cops Say

A 66-year-old man was arrested after East Hampton Town police said he discharged a shotgun inside his house following a domestic dispute on Thursday afternoon. 

Police responded to 51 Oakview Highway in East Hampton at 2:04 p.m., after Mark Laton's wife, whose name was not released, called 911, according to Detective Sgt. Dan Toia. Officers learned that Mr. Laton had fired one shot into the ceiling, he said. No one was injured during the incident.

Mr. Laton fled the scene on foot before police arrived. They found him a short time later in a wooded area behind his home. He was taken into custody without incident. 

He was charged with reckless endangerment in the second degree, a misdemeanor — Detective Toia said there was no intention to harm someone, which is why police levied the reckless endangerment charge.  Mr. Laton was released. He will be arraigned in East Hampton Town Justice Court on Dec. 20.