(Hudson Lake, IN) - A man wound up in the La Porte County Jail for allegedly firing a gun in a public park in Hudson Lake, Indiana.
Law enforcement officials followed footprints in the snow to a residence where 22-year old Tyler Warner was located. According to La Porte County Police, Warner said he had been home all night until officers pointed out a pair of wet work boots near the front door.
Warner told officers he fired four rounds into the dirt at the park to ensure the gun worked appropriately after cleaning it. His story was confirmed when officers went to the park and found evidence of gunfire in the ground. The gun was still loaded with one round along with an extra magazine when it was recovered from his coat.
Warner is being held on Level 6 felony Criminal Recklessness until prosecutors decide whether to seek formal charges.