IM man charged for firing shotgun in home


IRON MOUNTAIN — An Iron Mountain man faces several felony charges, including assault with intent to murder, after he admitted to firing a shotgun Wednesday night at Park Ridge Mobile Home Park, authorities said.

Bond was set at $750,000 for 40-year-old Christopher Anderson, who remains in the Dickinson County Correctional Center, said Edwin C. Mattson, Iron Mountain director of police and fire services.

There were no injuries, Mattson said.

The charge of assault with intent to murder carries a maximum penalty of up to life in prison.

Anderson was arrested after police received a complaint Wednesday night that a man had discharged a shotgun several times in the mobile home park.

It was reported about 11:43 p.m. that the man, who was intoxicated, left in a car while still armed with the shotgun, Mattson said. Police located the vehicle about 10 minutes later on Oslo Avenue, where Anderson was taken into custody on numerous criminal charges and the weapon was recovered, Mattson said.

According to the criminal complaint, Anderson admitted to discharging a firearm in the living room of a dwelling with two other people present. He is accused of entering the bedroom of the victim, threatening to kill him and then discharging the firearm toward the victim.

After the traffic stop on Oslo Avenue, just a short distance from Park Ridge, Anderson performed poorly on field sobriety tests, police said. He registered a 0.126 percent blood-alcohol content on a preliminary breath test, above the legal limit for driving of 0.08 percent.

In addition to the charge of assault with intent to murder, Dickinson County Prosecuting Attorney Lisa Richards authorized the following counts against Anderson:

— Weapons, firearms, discharge in or at a building; a 10-year felony.

— Weapons, firearms, discharge from a vehicle; a 10-year felony.

— Weapon, felony firearm; a two-year felony.

— Operating while intoxicated; a 93-day misdemeanor.

Anderson is also charged as an habitual offender, third, which potentially doubles the maximum sentence he could receive if convicted.