A Cleveland County man has been accused of shooting a handgun at a car his girlfriend was in.
The Lincoln County Sheriffs Office said Mickey Gene Mellon, 46, of Lawndale, was arrested Tuesday and charged with discharging a firearm into occupied property and with being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Deputies were first dispatched when calls came in Saturday that a Jeep Cherokee was driving down Hulls Grove Church Road in Lincoln County with a gold van chasing it. The sheriffs office later got three calls saying shots were fired between Highway 27 and the Catawba County line.
Deputies checked but couldnt find anything. Later, they heard a Jeep Cherokee crashed on Zonnie Schronce Road. They didnt see any signs of gunshots, the sheriffs office said.
A detective investigated further and determined Mellon had fired at the Cherokee while his girlfriend and another women were in it, the sheriffs office said.
Detectives later searched Mellons home and found a handgun, the sheriffs office said.
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