Early Morning Shotgun Discharge Prompts Arrest

Salina Police responded to a discharge of a firearm  at a residence early on Wednesday morning.

Capt. Paul Forrester tells KSAL News that Brett Miller, 31, says that his neighbor discharged a gun in to his residence at 441 S. Connecticut.

Police arrived on scene at 4:53 A.M. They spoke with the neighbor and shooter, James Nestler, 35. Nestler claims that an unknown subject shot a “silenced air rifle pellet gun” through his bedroom window from outside.

Nestler then returned fire at the alleged subject with his 10 guage double-barrel muzzle-loading shotgun, which hit Miller’s storm door on the north side of his residence.

Salina Police arrested Nestler and charged him with one count of felony criminal discharge of a firearm in to an occupied dwelling and one count of criminal damage to property.

Forrester says that there was no pellet found in Nestler’s residence.

The damage to Miller’s storm door is $25. There were no injuries.