Police: Man on ATV fires AR-15 at three people during drive-by

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JACKSON CO., Ky (WYMT) - A Jackson County man is accused of firing an AR-15 rifle at three people standing outside their house Thursday morning during an alleged drive-by.

Kentucky State Police charged Steven Brian Wilson, 38, of Tyner, with attempted murder, first-degree wanton endangerment, possession of a first-degree controlled substance, possession of drug marijuana and public intoxication.

Police said Wilson was riding on the back of an ATV driven by Gary Hartstock, 36, when he fired several rounds from an AR-15 at a house with three people standing outside.

No one was hurt in the incident and it's still unclear if or how the men know the victims.

A man among those shot at gave chase to Wilson in his car and was able to catch up to Wilson.

Wilson then turned around and fired more rounds at close range at the man in the car.

Police said Hartstock stopped the ATV suddenly, causing the car to slam into the ATV.

Hartstock ran into the woods, while the man from the house held Wilson down until police arrived.

The Jackson County sheriff said he arrested Hartsock hours later, after spotting him in the area.

A trooper found the AR-15 near where the ATV crashed.

Police said Wilson was under the influence.

Hartsock is facing a wanton endangerment charge.



 
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