Steven Vanzile is charged with first-degree assault
Bail was set Monday for the Woodhull man accused of shooting his wife as she fled their home during a domestic dispute.
Woodhull Justice George Farrand set Steven J. Vanzile's bail at $50,000 cash or $100,000 property bond. Vanzile, charged with first-degree assault, has been jailed without bail since the alleged shooting Nov. 19.
Faylyn Vanzile, 38, was shot in the upper torso as she ran from her husband, police said.
After being hit, she was pulled to safety and treated at the scene by Steuben County Sheriff's Deputy Don Lewis, who is also an emergency medical technician. She has since been released from the hospital after undergoing surgery.
After allegedly shooting his wife, Steven Vanzile retreated into his home, beginning a four-hour standoff with police. He allegedly fired several more shots before surrendering at approximately 11 p.m.
No motive has been released.
During Steven Vanzile's court appearance Monday, Farrand said the court may consider reducing the bail amount, depending on the recommendation of a pre-trial report, which may be available as early as today. Steven Vanzile does not have a criminal history.
Also, Farrand said he will recuse himself from the case, although he did not specify the reason.
Steven Vanzile, 48, is scheduled to return to court Monday.