A 20-year-old Poughkeepsie man is charged with committing a terroristic act after he allegedly fired shots at a passing pickup truck June 8.
Waylon Moser is charged with one count of the class B felony.
On June 8, Sharp County dispatch received a call reporting that a vehicle was shot while traveling on Highway 56.
Detective Mark Counts and deputies Jeff Adams and Brian Coble then met with Sean Brady. Brady said he and his son went to the river and while on their way back, they heard gunshots, Counts said. Two of the shots hit their truck, he said.
Brady said one shot went through his back window and one went through his tailgate, Counts said. Brady said they were in front of a home when the truck was shot but did not see anyone shooting, he said.
"At this time myself and Deputy Adams looked at Mr. Brady's truck and found a bullet hole in the tailgate that didn't go all the way through," Counts said. "We then found where a bullet had went through the back windshield then through the driver's side head rest and then hitting the driver's side mirror."
Dispatch then notified the officers that they had a call from the Higginbottom home on Highway 56 reporting that a suspicious truck had been driving by their home, Counts said. They said they fired a .22 caliber rifle to get them to leave, he said.
The officers then traveled to the Higginbottom home and met with four individuals, one of which was Moser.
Moser told Counts that a dark colored extended cab truck drove slowly by the house several times, Counts said. Moser said he took his rifle outside and fired three or four rounds in the air to run them off, Counts said.
"Waylon then stated that the truck went to the Handi-Mart and turned around and came back through and hollered that they was going to kill them so Waylon fired three or four more rounds at their tires," Counts said.
Two of the other people at the home told Counts the same story. Moser said he didn't know who was in the truck.
Moser was then charged in the incident. He was released from the Sharp County Jail after posting a $3,500 bond set by Sharp County District Court Judge Mark Johnson.