Police: Smyrna man shoots at squirrel, hits neighbor’s bedroom instead
by Haisten Willis
March 30, 2014 12:00 AM | 2376 views | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Wilson Yancey Mason
Wilson Yancey Mason
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A Smyrna man was charged with reckless conduct March 23 after police said he fired at a squirrel and shot a house instead.

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.

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