BY SHELBY FRYE
A Buchanan man was arrested Friday night after shooting a gun from a parked vehicle on Highway 140 east.
Fredrick J. Kader, 83, of 10595 Highway 140 east in Buchanan, was arrested by Henry County Sheriff’s Sgt. Jim Sanders.
According to a report by Sanders, a complaint was made at 10:11 p.m. regarding Kader sitting in a vehicle and repeatedly honking his horn.
While on his way to the scene, Sanders learned that shots had been fired and area residents were trapped outside their homes without safe routes back inside.
Upon arrival, Sanders and other deputies surrounded the vehicle. Kader got out of the car and went to the ground to the side of the vehicle.
Sanders said Kader refused commands to show law enforcement his hands.
Kader was stunned and taken into custody without further incident.
Residents of the area said Kader became extremely intoxicated and got into his vehicle, where he began laying on his horn and firing his weapon.
Kader was charged with possession of a handgun while under the influence and reckless endangerment with a weapon.
He was evaluated by emergency medical services and transported to Henry County Medical Center without incident.
Kader was booked into the Henry County jail under a bond of $5,000 and is scheduled to appear in Henry County General Sessions Court today.
In unrelated incidents:
• Security cameras were disconnected during a suspected burglary on Shiloh Church Road in Mansfield that was reported Sunday afternoon.
According to a report by Sheriff’s Deputy Phillip Barton, the owner told him she had left the home in the hands of a caretaker.
She said when she arrived to check on the property at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, she discovered three wireless security cameras were disconnected and two were laying on the ground outside the home.
She then called the caretaker, who she says was out of state. The caretaker called the sheriff’s department and started coming back to Paris.
She said she did not enter the house before calling and had seen the cameras were up most recently at 2 p.m. on Nov. 3.
When Barton walked around the perimeter of the residence, he found that all doors were locked and no windows were open or broken.
He opened the garage door, which was not locked, and found a ladder under a hole leading to the attic.
Barton cleared the residence for entry and said the owner noticed several things missing inside but added that the caretaker or his family might have them.
Barton was unable to find a way to access the attic from inside the house. He said parts of the ceiling were coming down, but none would allow access to the residence.
Barton spoke with the caretaker, who said his daughter might have some of the missing items but she would not have taken the cameras down.
Barton handed the case over to investigators and told the homeowner and caretaker they could submit a list of missing property after speaking to family members.
• A Paris man was arrested at 10 a.m. Monday on assault charges.
William D. Skeltis Jr., 58, of 192 Camp Tyson Road, was arrested at the Sheriff’s Department for two counts of aggravated assault and one count of domestic assault.
He is scheduled to appear today in General Sessions Court. No bond amount was listed.
• A Paris man was arrested at 8 a.m. Friday on assault charges.
Michael A. Tharpe, 48, of 810 Depot St. was arrested at the Henry County jail for aggravated assault.
He is scheduled to appear today in General Sessions Court. His bond was set at $10,000.