A Whitesville man is being charged with several counts of wanton endangerment after police say he aimed a pistol at four people and shot it toward an unoccupied vehicle.
Alan Caldera, 27, of Whitesville, was taken into custody on Sunday and charged with seven counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, two counts of criminal mischief, third-degree criminal trespassing, trafficking in a controlled substance (methamphetamine), possession of a controlled substance (meth), possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
According to an Ohio County Sheriff's Office release, deputies, alongside the Kentucky State Police and Hartford Police Department responded to a call about a male subject making threats with a firearm on Sunday at an address on Kelly Cemetery Lane in Fordsville.
Police say Caldera had pulled out a pistol, aimed it at four people inside the residence and then discharged the gun toward an unoccupied vehicle. He reportedly left the scene in a black Ford truck before deputies arrived.
That afternoon, police say, the vehicle was located at Hunter Trailer Court in Hartford. While attempting to make contact, the release stated, Caldera fled in the vehicle and sheriff's deputies, KSP troopers and police officers with the Hartford and Beaver Dam police departments attempted to stop the vehicle north on U.S. 231. Troopers reportedly set spike strips at the U.S. 231 and Pleasant Ridge Road and the vehicle was disabled, allowing officers to apprehend Caldera.
Caldera is being held at Ohio County Detention Center.