In Sept. 10 Issue
Though not officially calling it a "drive-by," law enforcement officers have a car, an assault weapon, a bullet ridden home and charges against one man.
"There was an incident on Crocus Road about 2 in the morning on September 4th," Sheriff Larry Bennett said.
He explained that shots were fired into a home on that street in the southwestern part of the county, and Deputy Jeremy England investigated, collecting evidence.
Later that morning Deputy Clete McAninch located a vehicle in the ditch on Hwy. 379, south of Hwy. 55 and nearby was a semi-automatic assault weapon.
McAninch reported that he collected evidence at the scene having dusted extensively for fingerprints.
England took Michael Scott Robertson into custody and charges of leaving the scene of an accident were added to two charges of wanton endangerment.
He reported that the resident in the home said, "he'd had words with Mr. Robertson," earlier in the week.
England also reported that, "The victim stated he'd witnessed Mr. Robertson lean out of the vehicle & open fire on his residence."
No one was reportedly struck by any of the bullets that struck the home.
Seven shell casings and four bullets were recovered from the scene and Bennett said they and the weapon recovered at the scene of the wreck will be sent to the state crime lab for testing.