SIDNEY — A Sidney man was arrested after shots were reported fired in the parking lot of Sidney First United Methodist Church Tuesday afternoon. He allegedly stole the firearm.
Skyler Warren Williamson, 27, was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Shelby County Jail after being arrested on theft — firearm or dangerous ordinance charges.
According Sidney Police Capt. Bill Shoemaker, dispatch received a report around 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 27, of a stolen firearm and also of shots being fired toward apartments from the rear of the church. A Springfield Armory XD9 was reported stolen in the 200 block of Lane Street, according to the police report.
Sidney Police Detectives were called to begin an investigation and the Tactical Response Team was put on standby, Shoemaker said.
As a result of the investigation, Williamson was located around 6 p.m., Tuesday, walking in the downtown area and was taken into custody. The gun has yet to be recovered, Shoemaker said. Sidney Police do not believe the gun shots were directed at a specific person or thing.
Shoemaker said no injuries or damages were reported as a result of the incident.
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