Graves man arrested after firing shots over neighbors


A Graves County man was arrested Saturday evening after firing several gunshots over the heads of a neighbor’s family.

Javier Garcia, 31, is charged with six counts of wanton endangerment.

The Graves County Sheriff’s Office responded to calls regarding shots fired around 8:30 p.m. at the Hudson Road residence in the Pilot Oak community.

Upon arrival at the complaining party’s home, Chief Deputy Davant Ramage learned that several shots were fired through some trees and over the family while a husband, wife and their four small children were playing in the yard.

The family fell to the ground to avoid any more shots before running into the home and calling the authorities.

Ramage then proceeded to the residence from where the shots were believed to have originated, where he made contact with Garcia.

Garcia admitted to firing the rounds from a 30-30 rifle and a .33 caliber pistol, as well as drinking alcohol. He stated he had been upset with the neighbor earlier but did not fire the shots out of anger and felt he was firing in a safe manner and direction.

Garcia’s weapons were confiscated as evidence before he was placed under arrest and lodged in the Graves County Jail.

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