A Slippery Rock Township man was arrested Thursday after reports of gunfire near his home.
John Nogee, 62, of 1454 Princeton Station Road is charged with disorderly conduct and public drunkenness. He was arraigned and released on his own recognizance to await a preliminary hearing.
Neighbors reportedly called both New Castle and state police after hearing multiple gunshots, with one neighbor telling The News he'd heard as many as 20 to 25 shots.
According to the criminal complaint, state police said they recovered three, 12 gauge shotgun shells on Nogee's property, but also saw multiple holes in the ground behind Nogee's house.
Police used their public address system to order Nogee out of his house, according to the complaint, and he was taken into custody.
New Castle and Shenango police departments also responded and set up a perimeter around the residence.
Neighbors say they hear shots frequently in the area, but generally during the day and usually for hunting purposes.