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Charges in Shots Fired Incident

(La Porte, IN) - An arrest was made for firing gunshots in La Porte this week.


31-year-old Robert Payne, Jr. is charged in La Porte Circuit Court with criminal recklessness.


According to police, officers were called Monday afternoon to Country Lane Apartments on the city’s east side. People were allegedly exchanging words, and threats were made with a knife.


Payne went back inside one of the apartments, came out with a gun, and fired three shots in the air. Fortunately, nobody was hurt. 


Police said there were children at nearby Allessee Park, and they ran for cover after the shots were fired.


Payne could receive an up to 30-month prison sentence on the level 6 felony charge. 

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