Broome Works to Secure Vestal Hills Country Club After Assault
New steps are being taken to keep people from intruding on a former country club site in the town of Binghamton that's now owned by Broome County government.
The action comes after a Binghamton man was shot with an arrow at the old Vestal Hills Country Club property off Webb Road.
The man called 911 after he was attacked early Tuesday morning. He was taken to Wilson Medical Center in Johnson City for treatment of a chest wound.
After the assault, police discovered guns and stolen property was being stored in one of the buildings at the former country club site. The man who was injured - 23-year-old Bayso Vannavongsa - faces weapon and drug charges.
Two 21-year-old Union Center residents - Carson Vanco and Savannah Perry - were charged with assault and conspiracy in connection with the bow-and-arrow attack.
Broome County acquired the 80-acre country club property from VHCC Realty LLC for $750,000 in 2019. It was going to be used for a veterans service center but the plan was scrapped at the site because of escalating costs. The county now is in the process of trying to sell the property.
Broome County security division director Brian Norris visited the country club property Wednesday afternoon. He and county public works employees were inspecting the site to determine what needed to be done to secure buildings there.
A county spokesman said security patrols will increase their presence in the aftermath of the assault and discovery of stolen property at the site.
GALLERY: What the once-impressive Webb Road property looks like today.
The Former Vestal Hills Country Club
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