A man with guns and drugs was arrested at a Rochester wrestling event after a gun discharged.

Rochester Community School Corporation hosted a wrestling invitational Saturday at Rochester High School. The tournament consisted of 11 area school corporations. Fulton County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) Deputy School Resource Officer Rick Utter was in attendance when he was alerted of a loud noise from an individual in the audience. Through an investigation, it was discovered Scott Yeager, 44, of Bremen, was found to be in possession of two loaded handguns in his backpack. One of the handguns had a spent round still inside of the firearm. It was determined Yeager negligently discharged the firearm.

Further into the investigation, it was also determined Yeager was also 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’s Office. He was charged with possession of a firearm on school property – Level 6 felony, criminal recklessness with a firearm – Level 5 felony, possession of cocaine – Level 5 felony, possession of methamphetamine – Level 5 felony, possession of marijuana – Class B misdemeanor, and possession of a knife on school property – 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.”