Buxton police arrested a local man and charged him with reckless conduct with a firearm after he allegedly discharged a rifle during a disturbance early Sunday morning at a home at 47 Charles St.

Police Chief Troy A. Cline identified the man as Micah John Ross, 29, of Buxton. In addition to reckless conduct, Ross was charged with two counts of violating the conditions of his release and failure to give his correct name and date of birth.

Cline said Officer Galen Hall arrived at the Charles Street home around 6:18 a.m. Sunday to investigate reports of shots fired. When he arrived, Hall heard the screams of a woman and found a shell casing on the entryway. He called for backup, and officers from the Saco Police Department provided assistance.

The officers determined that three of the four people inside the home had been drinking. They also recovered a 30-30 lever-action rifle.

Ross told police that “someone” had fired the rifle at a coyote, and he informed police that shooting at coyotes was legal. Ross was out on bail, with one of the conditions being that he refrain from the use of alcohol. Another person inside the home, Kelsey K. Harris, 24, of Windham, was also on bail and prohibited from using alcohol.

Ross was being held Sunday evening at the York County Jail on $6,000 cash bail. Harris, who was charged with violating the conditions of her release, was released from jail on $200 cash bail.

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