A Fairplain man was arrested early yesterday morning after allegedly firing several shots from his shotgun outside of his residence near Cemetery Road. 


A Fairplain man was arrested early yesterday morning after allegedly firing several shots from his shotgun outside of his residence near Cemetery Road. 

John Marshall Wolfe, 27, was charged with misdemeanor counts of brandishing a deadly weapon and shooting within 500-feet of a dwelling following the incident. 

According to the complaint filed by Jackson County Sheriff's Department Cpl. Roger Rhodes, at 12:43 a.m. Tuesday morning, Jackson County E-911 received a call from a resident who reported hearing two or three gunshots in the area of Cemetery Road in Fairplain. 

Cpl. Rhodes and Deputy M.D. Strobbe responded to the call and, while en route, were informed by dispatchers that they'd received a call from Wolfe saying that he had fired the shots because he thought someone had thrown a rock at his house.  Dispatchers reported they had asked Wolfe to put the firearm away to which he allegedly refused. 

As he was entering Wolfe's driveway, Deputy Strobbe asked dispatchers to call Wolfe back and again request he put the firearm away.  Dispatchers reported that Wolfe then told them the clip had fallen apart and the gun was laying on the porch railing. 

As Deputy Strobbe exited his vehicle and began to walk around the house, Wolfe allegedly fired another shot from his 12-gauge shotgun. 

Strobbe backed off until Cpl. Rhodes arrived at the scene.  Rhodes then used his cruiser spotlight to locate Wolfe, who was sitting in the backyard in his wheelchair. 

Wolfe was arrested on the misdemeanor counts and placed in custody.  The officers allegedly recovered three spent 12-gauge shotgun shells, two unused shells, and a 12-gauge Westfield Model 916 shotgun from the scene. 

Wolfe was transported to South Central Regional Jail to await arraignment.  He was later arraigned in Magistrate Court and released on $3,000 bond.