A Salyersville man was arrested Friday after Paintsville Police Department officers responded to a complaint of shots fired on Upper Street, according to court documents.
PPD Officer Zach Mitchell wrote in the citation that, upon his arrival, he made contact with “several witnesses to the shots,” and located the vehicle that the “shooter was supposed to be operating,” before making contact with Charles Wesley Conley, 25, of Salyersville, inside a residence on the street.
The citation said that Conley advised Mitchell that he had been drinking and “went outside to his vehicle, got his 9mm firearm and fired rounds in the hollow directly across Ky. 321,” which Mitchell said was a “densely populated area.”
Mitchell said Conley was arrested and read his Miranda warning and repeated the same information, the citation said, and a search incident to arrest yielded the firearm in question and matching shell casings in close proximity to the vehicle.
Conley was charged with first-degree wanton endangerment and discharging a firearm across a public road and lodged in the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center, where he was released Monday.
A preliminary hearing in the case is set for Wednesday, Sept. 11.