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Juan Humberto Garfias-Campos of Cornelius was arrested after celebratory gunfire allegedly struck a house.

COURTESY PHOTO: WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - At least two bullets perforated the interior walls of a home in the 300 block of South Dogwood Place in Cornelius early Tuesday morning, Jan. 1, according to sheriff's deputies.A Cornelius man was arrested Tuesday, Jan. 1, after allegedly shooting a neighbor's house during a New Year's Eve celebration.

Juan Humberto Garfias-Campos, 46, was part of a group of people who were apparently celebrating the New Year by discharging live rounds from handguns in the 200 block of South Cherry Drive, the Washington County Sheriff's Office said.

Juan Humberto Garfias-CamposA neighbor reported just after midnight that a barrage of gunfire struck their home in the 300 block of South Dogwood Place, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Deputies called to the scene at 12:06 a.m. Tuesday reported finding "several dozen" empty shell casings in the front and back yard of the Cherry Drive home that was hosting the New Year's Eve party. They arrested Garfias-Campos and seized at least one handgun.

No injuries were reported. At least two bullets entered the Dogwood Place house, the Sheriff's Office said, one of which landed near a child's play area in the living room.

Garfias-Campos faces charges of recklessly endangering another person, second-degree criminal mischief and unlawful use of a weapon, according to the Sheriff's Office. Additional charges may be filed as the investigation continues.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office provides law enforcement services in Cornelius under contract with the city.


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