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Man Faces Charge After Bullet Goes Through Neighbor's House

Last updated on Friday, July 13, 2012

(BLOOMFIELD) - A warrant has been issued for the arrest of an eastern Greene County man who is accused of firing a rifle that had a bullet end up inside his neighbor’s kitchen cabinet breaking a glass coffee cup.

Nick Schneider, of the Greene County Daily World reports, a bench warrant was issued Wednesday in Greene Circuit Court for the arrest of 58-year-old Dennis G. Eads on a preliminary charge of criminal recklessness armed with a deadly weapon ---- a class D felony.

When he is arrested bond will be set at $4,000 surety or 10 percent cash.

A complaint came in to the Greene County Sheriff's Department dispatch center Monday morning from Robin Hammack, who told authorities that someone shot through her residence.

Hammack stated she was sitting on the couch and heard three or four quick pops that sounded like gunfire. She saw a puff of smoke and heard glass breaking, according to a probable cause affidavit filed by Greene County Sheriff's Department Lt. Bryan Woodall.
Hammack located a bullet hole on the side of her residence, where she lives with Tony Beasley.

"Tony was later able to located the shot. The shot went into a kitchen cabinet hitting a glass coffee cup," Woodall wrote in the affidavit filed with the court.
When interviewed by Woodall, Eads said he had observed a pack of dogs running loose in the area.

"Dennis was afraid the dogs were going to get into the area where he kept his donkeys. Dennis stated the donkeys are very mean and they would trample the dogs," Woodall wrote.

Eads said he grabbed a .22 caliber rifle and fired three or four rounds -- without aiming -- into the ground.

Lt. Woodall estimated the distance from where Eads fired the rifle to Hammack's residence to be about 100 yards.

Eads told police the bullet "must have bounced off a rock or something."
Woodall was able to recover the rifle from Eads. It was loaded with one bullet in the chamber and 15 rounds in the magazine tube.

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