RIPLEY - A Ripley woman faces felony wanton endangerment charges involving a firearm after allegedly  firing shots toward neighbors early on the morning of May 18.

Deputy Sheriff Gary Baldwin and Ripley Police Patrolman Kevin Luquez and Cpl. Jamie Hart responded to a First Avenue residence at 1:08 a.m. on May 18, regarding a report of shots fired.

Upon arrival, the officers discovered Nancy A. Casto, AKA Nancy Redman, 56, in the doorway of her residence, stepping back inside before coming out again. Deputy Baldwin ordered Casto to come way from the residecne and into the street to talk. Casto allegedly refused to answer questions about possessing a firearm in her residence and began walking back toward the dwelling. Casto allegedly contined to refuse Baldwin’s orders to stop walking toward the dwelling and tried to go around the officers to the dwelling. She then allegedly physically resisted attempts by both Baldwin and Luquez to stop her by grabbing her wrists. With Hart’s help, Casto was placed on the ground and handcuffed. 

Inside the residence, Balwin found a .22 Savage semiautomatic rifle on the couch. A fired .22 cartridge was found on the porch along with an unfired round. Casto also had a rifle clip in her pocket containing two unfired rounds.

Neighbors told the officers that Casto had allegedly fired shots toward a woman and their residence, when she pulled into her driveway and got out of her vehicle.

Casto was arrested and charged with wanton endangerment involving a firearm. She was lodged in the South Central Regional Jail where she remains in lieu of $75,000 bond.