Intoxicated Appleton man arrested for recklessly discharging, illegally possessing firearm
APPLETON — An Appleton man was arrested early Saturday evening after a neighbor complained of someone firing a gun off the deck of a residence.
Knox County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the call on Fishtown Road just before 5 p.m. Sept. 10. According to the witness, this wasn’t the first time this kind of thing has happened, said Chief Deputy Tim Carroll in a press release Sunday.
The individual accused of firing the weapon was identified as 40-year-old Lance Huff. During an interview with deputies, Huff allegedly admitted he was intoxicated, but denied shooting a gun, according to Carroll.
A search warrant was obtained for Huff’s residence, and Huff was ultimately arrested and charged with terrorizing (class D), discharge of a firearm within 300-feet of a residence (class E) and two counts of reckless conduct with a firearm (class C felonies). He was also charged with possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, due to being convicted of a previous felony.
Carroll said Sunday that Huff remains at Knox County Jail, with bail set at $5,000 cash.