A Kenna man has been arrested and charged with wanton endangerment after allegedly shooting a neighbor’s residence at least seven times, police said.
Donald L. McCune, 75, 1038 Watts Chapel Road, Kenna, was charged with seven felony counts of wanton endangerment, one for each round fired, according to a criminal complaint filed in Jackson County Magistrate Court. He was arraigned by Magistrate Jacqueline R. Casto, who set bond at $700,000. McCune was incarcerated in South Central Regional Jail.
According to the complaint, filed by Jackson County Sheriff’s Deputy G.D. Baldwin, the Jackson County 911 Center received a call about the shooting around 3:41 p.m. on Monday. Baldwin responded along with Detective R.H. Mellinger, Detective Sgt. M.E. Cullen, Chief Deputy H.L. Faber and Lt. C.C. Metz.
Baldwin arrived first and saw three adult males and one adult female in the driveway of 1041 Watts Chapel Road. According to the complaint, the female, who police identified as Sheena Serles, told officers she was sitting in the living room of 1041 Watts Chapel Road when several gunshots penetrated the single-wide mobile home.
Serles said she laid on the floor until the shooting stopped and then called her father. She told the officers she believed McCune, who lives directly across the road from her home, fired the shots, according to the complaint.
Baldwin went to McCune’s residence, 1038 Watts Chapel Road, and spoke with McCune regarding the incident. Upon answering the door, Mr. McCune said he did not fire any shots, did not hear any shots and did not know what “they were talking about,” the complaint states.
Baldwin went back to Serles residence and noted at least seven bullet holes on the side of the trailer. Some of the bullet holes pierced a piece of metal on the side of the porch and continued into the residence wall, according to the complaint.
“The trajectory of the bullet suggested that it would have come from the direction of McCune’s residence or the road. Serles stated that she did not hear any cars go through immediately before or after the gunshots,” Baldwin wrote in his complaint.
Baldwin returned to McCune’s residence with Mellinger and Sgt. Cullen and further questioned McCune. Upon asking to test his hands for gunshot residue, McCune said he did not want to submit to the testing, according to the complaint.
Eventually, McCune allegedly told officers he fired the shots from a rifle and was shooting at the lights on Serles’ residence. McCune then directed Mellinger to the locations of all the firearms in the residence.