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Man charged with firing shots after motorist calls 911
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Charles Robert Pinson, 19, center, is led from his home to a patrol car by Hall County Sheriff's deputies Thursday, March 14, 2019. Pinson was arrested and charged with reckless conduct. - photo by Austin Steele
Deputies arrested a man they say fired several shots into the ground after a concerned motorist called 911 on him for allegedly driving recklessly.
The Hall County Sheriff’s Office arrested Charles Robert Pinson, 19, of north Murrayville, Thursday afternoon.

Authorities said that shortly after 2 p.m., a woman called 911 to report that Pinson was speeding, driving recklessly and littering. The caller followed Pinson from a location in the 5200 block of Mount Vernon Road all the way to Pinson's home in the 5300 block of Mount Vernon Preserve Court.

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Hall County Sheriff officers and bystanders gather on the street following a call for shots fired at the 5200 block of Mount Vernon Road on Thursday, March 14, 2019. - photo by Austin Steele

According to sheriff's spokesman Lt. Scott Ware, Pinson exited his truck, entered his home and returned with a shotgun firing several shots into the ground. No one was injured and no property was damaged.

The woman left the home but returned to get Pinson’s address.

“Pinson fired another round from the shotgun upon her return,” Ware said.

No one was hurt in the second shooting.

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Evidence markers show shotgun casings on a lawn at the 5200 block of Mount Vernon Road on Thursday, March 14, 2019. - photo by Austin Steele

Pinson was sitting on the ground around 2:30 p.m. leaning against a truck bed. Two deputies helped him up and walked with him to the back of the patrol car.

A landscaping crew was working on the lawn while investigators took pictures and marked the shell casings for evidence.

Pinson was charged with reckless conduct.

The case is still under investigation.


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Charles Robert Pinson
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A Hall County Sheriff officer places an evidence marker at a home on the 5200 block of Mount Vernon Road following a call for shots fired on Thursday, March 14, 2019. - photo by Austin Steele
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