LACONIA — A Laconia man was arrested late Friday after discharging a gun into the ground behind his home.
On Friday Nov. 7, the Laconia Police Department responded to the area of 44 Warren St. shortly after 11 Friday night for what neighbors believed to be a gun shot being fired.
Sgt. Chris Noyes said that while investigating, officers made contact with Patrick Manley, 53, of 44 Warren St. It was discovered that while allegedly under the influence of alcohol, Manley had discharged a muzzleloader into the ground behind his home. The shot was fired in close proximity to other homes in the neighborhood.
Manley was taken into custody and charged with reckless conduct. He was released on personal recognizance bail and is scheduled to stand trial on Jan. 14 at the Laconia District Court.
Police are asking anyone who has information regarding this incident to contact the Laconia Police Department.
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