An Elizabethtown man was arrested and charged Tuesday with numerous offenses after police say there was evidence he fired a pistol in the air in a neighborhood.
A witness reportedly saw Cory Routon, 32, drive a pickup truck in the 600 block of North Main Street, according to Routon’s arrest citation. He is said to have fired numerous shots out of the truck’s window into the air as he drove through the neighborhood. Police later found Routon and the vehicle at the railroad tracks at Springfield Road.
The police report said a .380 pistol and shell casings matching those in the gun were found on North Main Street. Routon was booked at the Hardin County Detention Center. He was charged with first-degree wanton endangerment, operating on a suspended or revoked license, improper display of registration plates, obstructed vision and/or windshield and first offense failure of nonowner operator to maintain required auto insurance.
First-degree wanton endangerment is a Class D felony, which is punishable by one to five years in prison if convicted. Routon’s other charges are misdemeanor crimes or violations.
Routon is scheduled for a July 26 appearance in Hardin District Court.