ALTON -- An Alton man, Christopher Lee Anderson, 37, has been charged with class D felony of unlawful use of loaded firearms while intoxicated.
Oregon County Deputy Randy Vater said on Nov. 14, he was called to the Christopher and Kimberly Anderson residence on Highway 160 east of Alton. Vater said the dispatcher at the sheriff's office had advised him there was a male at the location intoxicated and causing problems.
The deputy said when he arrived at the Anderson home, Kimberly Anderson was sitting outside the home with her daughter.
Kimberly stated her husband had been drinking and had a bad temper. She said he started calling her and her daughter names, and then grabbed one of his guns and went outside and fired a couple of shots.
She said that her husband yelled at her and her daughter to leave. She said this is when he grabbed his other gun. She said he was waving it around and she got scared and called the sheriff's office.
Vater said Christopher came outside and he smelled a strong odor of intoxicants. Vater said he asked the man what was going on and he started telling him about his job, and how he was not making enough money for Kimberly. The deputy said he kept repeating himself and he said he wanted to talk to Kimberly.
Vater said the rifles Christopher was waving around and firing outside were a pump 22-caliber Remington and a Highpoint 9 mm automatic rifle. Vater reported both rifles were loaded.