Junction City man, 21, arrested in connection with shooting at an occupied dwelling, other crimes

Junction City police said officers were sent at 10:23 p.m. Friday to 522 W. 3rd on a report of a man who had shot a weapon in the residence. (Google Maps)

A 21-year-old Junction City man was arrested in connection with multiple felonies including aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer after an incident Friday in the Geary County city.

 

Junction City police in a news release said officers were sent at 10:23 p.m. Friday to 522 W. 3rd on a report of a man who had shot a weapon in the residence.

Police said as they were arriving, the man shot the firearm from the house, striking the occupied residence across the street.

After a family member was able to disarm the man as officers made their way up to the residence, the man was taken into custody after a brief struggle.

No injuries were reported.

In addition to the three counts of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, police said Shannon Michael Smelley Jr., 21, of Junction City, was arrested in connection with domestic damage to property, domestic aggravated assault, criminal threat, battery on a law enforcement officer, shooting at an occupied dwelling and felony interference of a law enforcement officer.

Smelley is being held at the Geary County Jail on a $100,000 bond, police said Monday evening in the release.

 

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