A Sutherland man threatened to shoot sheriff’s deputies Wednesday night, then fired a shotgun at two occupied vehicles parked near his house.

Shane Halcott, 53, eventually gave up and was taken to the Lincoln County jail.

Lincoln County Sheriff Jerome Kramer said the case started around 9:25 p.m. with a 911 call from 510 Linden St. in Sutherland, the home of Victor Finley. Finley said that Halcott was in his home, intoxicated and refusing to leave. 

Kramer said deputies went to Sutherland and escorted Halcott from the home. He was told not to return, but an hour later, they were told that Halcott came back.

Kramer said while the deputies were on their way back to the house when Halcott called 911 from his home at 621 Fern St. He told the dispatcher that he was going to load his shotgun and teach the deputies some respect. 

At about the same time, Finley and two of his friends, Daniel Zogg and Wiley Current, arrived at Halcott’s residence in two vehicles. They yelled at him from the sidewalk. 

Halcott reportedly came out of the house with a shotgun and fired three rounds in the air.

Kramer said the three men got in their vehicles and drove a short distance down the street. Halcott went back in his house and reloaded, came out again, and shot at both vehicles. 

Kramer said pellets from the shotgun shell damaged the paint of one vehicle. The other car took a more direct hit. It had more than 100 punctures from shotgun pellets. 

No one was injured. 

Deputies arrived and ordered Halcott out of the house. He followed orders and was taken into custody. He told deputies that he regretted doing it and said it was not a smart decision. 

Halcott faces two Class 1C felony charges — shooting at an occupied vehicle and use of a firearm to commit a felony. Each felony carries a 5-50 year term of imprisonment upon conviction. Halcott was also charged with terroristic threats and disturbing the peace. 

He was placed in the Lincoln County jail.   

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