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Sagamore Hills man pleads guilty to shooting into neighbor's home

by Briana Barker | Reporter Published: September 28, 2016 12:00 AM

Sagamore Hills -- Anthony Wolfarth, 33, of Sagamore Hills, has pleaded guilty to a felony charge related to shooting a gun into his upstairs neighbor's apartment in April.

Wolfarth was facing a second-degree felony charge of improperly discharging a firearm into a habitat or school and a misdemeanor charge of using weapons while intoxicated in the Summit County Court of Common Pleas.

Instead, he pleaded guilty Sept. 13 to a third-degree felony charge of attempting to improperly discharge a firearm at or into a habitat or school and to the misdemeanor charge.

He could be sentenced to anything from probation up to of 36 months in prison, according to the prosecutor's office.

Wolfarth's attorney didn't have any comment on the case.

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While there were no injuries reported, an upstairs resident of the Eaton Ridge apartment complex called police around 7 a.m. April 8 after discovering a bullet had come through the floor of his 10-year-old son's room, traveled through the boy's bed and into the room's ceiling.

The man told police his son had not been home that night and no one was injured.

The man said he had heard a noise around 11:30 p.m. the night before but thought something had fallen off the wall in the apartment below.

Police inspected the apartment, then went to Wolfarth's apartment directly below, where he was found at home, allegedly intoxicated, according to police. Police say after some discussion, Wolfarth told police he and his girlfriend had been arguing and he fired the gun. Police say Wolfarth said he fired one bullet from a rifle.

Sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 17 at 1:30 p.m.

Briana Barker: 330-541-9432




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