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Walworth County man charged after firing shots to intimidate man near property

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WALWORTH COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A Walworth County man has been charged with disorderly conduct, after police say he fired a gun and tried to intimidate a man who had pulled over near his property on June 16.

According to the criminal complaint, 28-year-old David Wells shot a gun into the air after a man pulled over on the side of the road to check on his truck.

It happened along Highway A in the town of Richmond. 

The man got back into his truck and drove away before calling 911.

Wells reportedly fired three shots into the air to scare the victim, and later made a racist remark upon the arrival of law enforcement.

When questioned, Wells claimed that he had fired blanks. Police located three spent shotgun shells on top of a barrel near his front door, and a number of spent shells further down in the barrel.

Wells is expected in court on June 28.

He faces additional charges for having a short-barreled shotgun and discharging a firearm within 100 yards of a building. 

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