Lawrenceburg Now

Monday, June 20, 2011

“Shots” Fired Call Results In Arrest At North Military Home

   Lawrenceburg Police Officers dispatched to investigate a “shots fired” situation early Friday morning apprehended a Texas man on charges of reckless endangerment.

   A resident placed a 911 call around 5:15 a.m. after she heard three shots fired in close proximity to her home. She told officers that she believed the shots had been fired in an area behind 916 North Military Avenue.

   Officers report following a noise to an outbuilding where they found Anthony Wayne Clifton, 47, of Willsport, Texas sitting on the floor.

   When asked his name, Clifton first identified himself as “Ted Nugent.” He stood, allowing officers to see that there was a handgun beneath him along with a beer and a set of keys. Officers found that the weapon had one live round in the chamber.

   Clifton admitted to officers that he had fired the weapon. They report that when they informed Clifton it was illegal to discharge a weapon in that area he became belligerent and uncooperative. He reportedly had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage about his person.

   Spent casings were recovered from the driveway of the home.

   Clifton was transported to the Lawrence County Detention Center without incident. He was booked on charges of reckless endangerment, possession of a handgun while under the influence of an intoxicant, and public intoxication.

   Clifton was scheduled an initial appearance in Lawrence County General Sessions Court of August 4, 2011.


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