A hunter was charged with reckless conduct after he allegedly shot a truck on Willis Glenn Road as two men stood nearby.
Milton Dwayne Pierce, 19, 143 Lombardy Drive, Athens, was charged with two counts of reckless conduct and one count of criminal trespass.
According to the incident report, when deputy Gary Floyd asked Pierce why he was firing a weapon in the direction of a populated residential area, he stated that he “was an inexperienced hunter and didn’t think the bullets would travel that far.” The bullet from the rifle was found to have went completely through a rear door of the work truck into the bulkhead of the inner door frame.
In another incident, a woman on Collins Bridges Road called 911 last week to report that her brother was threatening to kill her for “tattooing his wife.”
According to the incident report, deputy Michael Moore responded to the scene where the woman said her brother had called her about five times that day to tell her that he was going “to smash her head in until her eyes popped out” and “that when she was found they wouldn’t know her.”
Deputy Moore spoke with the brother, who said he didn’t want to hurt his sister and that he was just upset about the tattoo. He said he didn’t tell her he was going to kill her.
The sister was advised of the warrant process and the process for a Temporary Protection Order.
This reckless conduct story exactly demonstrates why so many Madison County residents were against the proposed "Within 300 ft from a residence firearms discharge ban" that the county commission proposed awhile back.
Several people who spoke against the proposed ordinance at the public hearing noted that we already had a reckless conduct law that would cover any unfortunate incidents with the reckless use of firearms. And, it did.