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Hernando County man accused of firing at four people

BROOKSVILLE — A 61-year-old man faces a charge of aggravated assault with a firearm after deputies say he fired a rifle at a group of four people who had come to his house to inquire about a vehicle they left for him to repair.

Charles Marshall Owen of 6063 Desales St. in Brooksville was arrested Monday and taken to the Hernando County Jail. He remained behind bars Tuesday in lieu of $10,000 bail.

According to the report, a woman in the group had bought a car from Owen in April but returned it to him when it broke down a few days ago. When she returned to check on the car Monday, Owen allegedly came out of his house with the rifle, told her she was not getting the car and then demanded she get off of his property.

Owen allegedly pointed the .22 caliber rifle at the group and fired a shot into the ground as they fled the scene. He told deputies that he didn't owe the woman a car.

Deputies responded to the call and then took Owen into custody.

Joel Anderson can be reached at or (352) 754-6120.

Hernando County man accused of firing at four people 11/10/09 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 10, 2009 7:42pm]
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