Man pleads guilty to discharging firearm outside military recruiting center

LANCASTER (WCMH) — A man who was charged with discharging a firearm outside a military recruiting center pleaded guilty on Tuesday.

According to Fairfield County Municipal Court records, Christopher A. Reed pleaded guilty to pointing and discharging firearms, a fourth-degree misdemeanor, at an arraignment hearing held Tuesday morning.

He was sentenced to 30 days jail, with all 30 days suspended, and ordered to pay court costs.

Lancaster police said Reed was guarding the recruiting station in the 1500 block of River Valley Boulevard on July 23. Reed said he attempted to clear the ammunition from an AR-15 rifle he was using to guard the facility, when it accidentally fired into the pavement.

No one was reported injured in the incident. Police confiscated Reed’s weapon after the incident.

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