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Police release information about shots fired in Montcalm

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MONTCALM, W. Va (WVVA)-- A man is behind bars after allegedly firing shots at two other people in Montcalm Monday evening.

Deputy Matthew Horn with the Mercer County Sheriff's Office said Fredrick Farmer, 49, of Montcalm fired shots at two men who were fighting near his home on Rail Street.

Horn said Farmer used a 12-gauge shotgun they soon discovered had been stolen from a person in Raleigh County back in 1994. They also found a stolen chainsaw from Wood County in Farmer's home.

Horn added that Farmer had fired a slug, heavier than a traditional bullet that has the power to go through a home.  Deputies found the shell casing near a mobile home park below Farmer's house.

Farmer has been charged with 2 counts of wanton endangerment, shooting across a roadway, and firing within 500 feet of a dwelling.

Police said he was intoxicated at the time of his arrest.

There were no injuries to the people involved, or in the mobile home park, to Deputy Horn's knowledge.

Horn added that it would be helpful to officers investigating stolen property like the gun and chainsaw, if the owners would record serial numbers after purchasing these items. That way, if they are stolen, police can track them as well as prove they were stolen much easier.

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