By Patrick Yost
Morgan County Sheriff’s Office investigators are following leads in an alleged drive-by shooting on Aqua Road.
According to Morgan County Sheriff’s Office reports, an Aqua Road couple told a Morgan County deputy on Aug. 27 that two days prior someone had driven by their house and fired a single shot, possibly from a .22 caliber weapon, into their house.
Reports state the couple told the deputy that on Aug. 25 they were watching television at approximately 9:30 p.m. when “they saw a flash of light and heard a loud bang.” The couple said an older model Gran Prix was stopped in front of the house and drove away after they heard the bang. The following morning they located what appeared to be a bullet hole in the front of their house.
The couple said prior to the event, the man’s son had returned to the Aqua Road residence. The complainant said after his son returned his neighbor saw the son on the complainant’s property, stopped his vehicle and made an obscene gesture with his middle finger at the son. The complainant alleged that the neighbor “suspected” the son of burning a Ku Klux Klan flag the neighbor was “flying on his property last year.” Reports state at that time there were a series of arguments between the son and the neighbor “but nothing further” and that his son had moved away to live with another relative.
The complainant also said that the neighbor had allegedly threatened to burn down his house.
A day later after the alleged shooting, reports state, the same vehicle drove slowly past the complainant’s house. The complainant said the vehicle made the same maneuver “more than once.” They then called Morgan County Dispatch to report the events, reports state.