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Charges filed for fired shots

Monday, March 7, 2011 ~ Updated 10:27 AM

SIKESTON -- The man accused of firing a gun into the air at a Sikeston business on Friday now faces charges.

Percy Owens Jr., 28, of Haywood City, was charged on Saturday with unlawful use of a weapon and discharging in public. Owens posted the $2,500 bond and was later released.

Officers were called to the Sikeston Walmart just after 4 p.m. in reference to a subject in the parking lot who fired a pistol in the air. He said that several men confronted him, and at least one person in the group displayed a weapon, which made him feel threatened.

Owens then pulled a pistol and fired a shot into the air, in an attempt to scare off the attackers, according to authorities. The alleged attackers then left, and none were injured.