Oxford man arrested after shooting investigation leads to recovery of illegal drugs, guns

Martin Provo

Chenango County Sheriffâ??s Deputies arrested a man after investigating a shooting that happened at 427 Lyon Brook Road in the Town of Oxford.

Deputies say a victim was in his car when bullets hit the passenger side door. The shooter then tried to drive off, according to deputies, and got into a crash. The scene was investigated, and deputies found 40-year-old Martin P. Provo in a wooded area nearby.

Deputies also recovered the shotgun used in the shooting, shell casings and about 1.75 ounces of powder cocaine, along with several pounds of marijuana, a digital scale and over $3,800 cash. Several guns were also seized during the investigation.

Provo was charged with reckless endangerment, criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal possession of marijuana. Additional charges are coming, according to deputies.

Provo is being held in Chenango County Correctional Facility in lieu of $10,000 cash bail.