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Man fires arrows at house, charged with aggravated assault

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GILLETTE, Wyo. — A Gillette man has been charged with aggravated assault after allegedly shooting arrows at a residence on Longmont Street on Nov. 6, Deputy Police Chief Brent Wasson said Tuesday. 

Officers were dispatched to the area around 6:17 p.m. after a 46-year-old woman called to report that a man — identified on Nov. 7 as 47-year-old William Wright — threatened her with a loaded bow while standing on his porch and fired arrows at her house, Wasson said. 

Wright was reportedly intoxicated, couldn’t keep his balance and yelled profanities when officers arrived. He refused to obey commands and was taken into custody while officers conducted an investigation, Wasson said. 

A family member of Wright’s told officers he exited their residence with a bow, which officers located along with several arrows after executing a search warrant, per Wasson. 

During the investigation, officers documented damage on the side of the 46-year-old woman’s house, consistent with arrows striking it, according to Wasson. 

Wright was charged with felony aggravated assault, interference and intoxication.