Mother Of Young Girls Shot With BB Gun Now Facing Charges

Modified: August 9, 2016 3:49pm

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Acting Erie County District Attorney Michael J. Flaherty, Jr. announces that 28-year-old Bobbie Jo Laurie of the Town of Concord has been arraigned before Town of Concord Court Judge Leslie J. Gibbin on three counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child. 

The first count alleges that the defendant endangered the welfare of a child by striking her 6-year-old daughter in the face with a plastic baseball bat. 

The other two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child allege Laurie failed to exercise a minimum degree of care by allowing harm to be inflicted on her 6-year-old and 4-year-old daughters by 30-year-old Steven Scroger who shot them multiple times with a BB gun on two separate occasions which resulted in bruising to the girls’ bodies. 

Laurie pleaded not guilty and Town of Concord Court Judge Gibbin set bail at $10,000 cash/$20,000 bond. Erie County Court Judge David Foley lowered bail to $5,000 cash/$10,000 bond.  

The defendant will be back in court on September 19, 2016, at 6:00 p.m. before Judge Gibbin. 

Acting DA Flaherty commends the investigative work of Detective Matthew Noecker and Detective Shaun Hediger of the Erie County Sheriff's Office. 

Assistant District Attorney Jeremy V. Murray is prosecuting the case. 

As are all persons accused of a crime, the defendant is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.