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Man opens fire on Civil War reenactors

Posted on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 8:36 am

MCINTOSH COUNTY, Okla. — A man was arrested after he drunkenly fired a shotgun into a tent at a Civil War reenactment near Checotah, OK.

Deputies arrested Gary Allen Lane after responding to a report of shots being fired at reenactors during the Battle of Honey Springs. Officers found Lane at his home near the battlefield.

Lane, holding a sawed-off shotgun, refused to listen to deputies’ commands and ran.  Deputies caught him and took him into custody after a short struggle.

According to a news release, deputies discovered that Lane shot into a tent occupied by nine actors. One actor was hit in the arm with a pellet, but he did not sustain any major injuries.

Lane was arrested on complaints of reckless conduct with a firearm, assault and battery with a deadly weapon while under the influence of alcohol, malicious injury to property and resisting arrest. He is being held at the McIntosh County Criminal Justice Center without bond.

The Battle of Honey Springs reenactment continued without incident.

-By Jessie Greene


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