A White Township man is in jail and facing felony charges after being accused of firing a shot into his house after a verbal altercation with his wife.
Joshua Neill Walters, 31, was arraigned Tuesday before Indiana Magisterial District Judge Guy B. Haberl and taken to the Indiana County Jail. He remains there after failing to post $10,000 bail.
A preliminary hearing for Walters on a felony count of discharging a firearm into an occupied structure and a misdemeanor charge of recklessly endangering another person has been set for June 26 at 2 p.m. before Haberl.
According to a criminal complaint, Trooper Ryan Williams, of the Indiana barracks, responded to a report of shots fired Tuesday around 4:20 p.m. at a residence along Jeffrey Street.
He said he immediately located Walters outside the residence, and he was taken into custody without incident.
Williams reported that Walters said he “fired a shotgun into the floor while in the upstairs” and did so “after an argument that he had with his wife.”
Walters’ wife, Bryn, also 31, was interviewed by Williams and confirmed the altercation, saying “she and Joshua engaged in a verbal argument.”
She told police after she left the residence and walked outside that she “heard a gunshot while in the driveway.”
Williams said a loaded Mossberg 12-gauge shotgun was recovered in the bedroom.