Wilson Yancey Mason, who is in his late 70s and lives on Cumberland Court, was arrested because, according to a warrant, he was “endangering the bodily safety of another person by consciously disregarding a substantial and unjustifiable risk that his act or omission would endanger the safety of said person.”
The report also states Mason’s actions were a “gross deviation” from what a reasonable person would have done in the situation.
Police say he discharged a firearm on his outside patio, hoping to hit a squirrel. Instead, police say, a bullet hole was soon found in a neighbor’s bedroom window and in an air mattress inside in the home.
A Smith and Wesson 9 mm handgun was obtained from Mason. He has been released from jail on $1,000 bond.