Police investigating a report of someone shooting at a pickup carrying juveniles early Friday arrested a 14-year-old Sparksville youth.
No one was injured in the incident. The boy was arrested on a charge of criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon, according to Lt. Andy Wayman with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department.
Wayman said the incident, reported about 12:20 a.m. Friday, apparently stemmed from a dispute between the boy and the boys and girls in the truck. That dispute occurred in the 6800 block of South County Road 1100W.
“I don’t know what the argument was about,” said Wayman, who was made aware of the incident shortly after it was reported to dispatch. Jackson County Officer Mark Holt was the first to respond.
Investigators said the youth fired one shot from a 12-gauge shotgun at the pickup as the people in that truck were getting ready to drive away or had just pulled away from the scene. After the shot was fired, the driver left the area.
The shot, which was some type of bird shot or other small-game type, hit the tailgate of the pickup and shattered the back window.
The incident first was reported by a neighbor and then by a motorist who saw the shooting, Wayman said. That motorist followed the truck for a while before losing it, Wayman said.
The 14-year-old was taken to the Jackson County Juvenile Detention Center in Brownstown and remained there Friday.
If charged as an adult, criminal mischief with a deadly weapon is a Level 6 felony punishable by six months to 2½ years in jail.
County Officer Adam Nicholson, county Reserve Officer Kevin Settle and Brownstown Officer John Long assisted Holt at the scene.