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Man accused of firing crossbow at neighbors

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Norman Holton, suspect (Source: LMDC) Norman Holton, suspect (Source: LMDC)
Norman Holton, suspect (Source: LMDC) Norman Holton, suspect (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Two men sitting on their porch in West Louisville said they were attacked by a neighbor firing a crossbow.

According to police, Norman Holton, 42, shot a crossbow at his neighbors Kenneth Charlton, 45, and George Charlton, 50, as they sat outside their home at 403 N. 38th Street on Monday afternoon. The arrow missed the men, but lodged in a section of their porch, creating a six-inch deep hole in a column.

LMPD arrested the suspect an hour after the incident took place.

Police said Holton admitted to firing the crossbow in an attempt to hit the Charlton's but was unsure if he actually hit the men or not. Holton showed the officers the weapon in his home and they took it into evidence.

Holton told police he felt threatened by the men when he was outside his home, so he got his crossbow from inside and went back out to shoot at them.

Officers at the scene determined the arrows were fired in a manner that placed the victims in danger of death or serious injury. Investigators are unsure if alcohol or drugs played a part in the alleged crime.

Holton was charged with wanton endangerment in the first degree and criminal mischief in the third degree.

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