2 Homes Struck; 2 Charged with Reckless Use of Firearms

A 20-year-old man and a teenager face criminal charges after striking two homes while target shooting on a property south of Taylorstown over the weekend.

Nathan A. Lasher, 20, of Lovettsville, was arrested Friday and charged with reckless handling of a firearm. The juvenile is also facing a petition for reckless handling of a firearm.

The charges stem from an investigation after deputies were called to an Erin’s View Court home Sunday afternoon to investigate a gunfire report. The occupants were inside when the house was struck by rounds from a firearm. During the investigation, similar damage was found at Courtney Meadow Place home and on piece of equipment at a nearby construction site.

The suspects were identified Sunday and determined to have been target shooting in the area of Loyalty Road. The investigation determined the rounds were being discharged in an open target area with limited safety precautions and homes visible in the distance.

Lasher was released on a personal recognizance bond.

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