Local Man Sentenced to Jail for Discharging Firearm


Published on February 22 2012 5:41 pm
Last Updated on July 14 2013 12:07 pm
Written by Wayne Moran

51-year-old [name] of Effingham pleaded guilty to a lesser count of reckless conduct in exchange for dismissal of a count of reckless discharge of a firearm.  The charges stemmed from an incident in October at [name]'s home.  

Effingham County sheriff's deputies had been sent to [name]'s home in Lake Edward Estates due to reports from neighbors of several shots being fired.  Deputies took [name] into custody and obtained a search warrant to recover several weapons from the house.  Authorities noted the wooden frame of a door in the home had been damaged by a shotgun blast.

[Name] was sentenced to 90 days in Effingham County Jail.  He was also placed on two years' probation. [Name] was ordered against being in possession of any firearms during his probationary period.  A decision remains on what to do with the seized weapons.