Bedford Man Arrested After Firing Gun

(BEDFORD) – A Bedford man was arrested early this morning after police say he fired his gun.

Jerod Daughterty

Bedford Police officers arrested 38-year-old Jerod Daughterty, of 1930 Washington Ave., on a charge of criminal recklessness.

Officers were requested to the 2000 block of 20th Street for possible shots fired at 12:45 a.m. this morning.

“Officers arrived and spoke with the complainants who told them they were outside playing pass with a softball when a neighbor stepped outside and was angry with them for making noise,” says Chief Moore. “The complainants said the male and a female who also walked outside returned to their house after a few minutes of arguing with them.  A short time later the complainants said they heard what they believed to be gunshots from the same area as the neighbor’s house.”

As officers were walking towards the neighbor’s house they witnessed Daughterty holding a rifle, says Chief Moore. 

“Daughterty explained that he was upset with the neighbors making noise and thought they were fighting which was going to wake up his children,” Chief Moore added. “When asked about firing the rifle he admitted to shooting the rifle into the air 3 to 5 times.”