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Nevada County authorities: Nevada City man fires shotgun into his house

Alan Riquelmy
ariquelmy@theunion.com

A Nevada City man accused of firing a shotgun into his own home remained in jail Sunday, Jan. 7, on weapons and child cruelty accusations, authorities said.

Patrick Clarke Michael, 32, is charged with willfully discharging a firearm with gross negligence and child cruelty. Arrested early Sunday, he remained in jail that day on $50,000 in bond, Nevada County Jail reports state.

No one was hurt in the incident, Sgt. Mike Vingom said.

Sheriff’s deputies arrested Michael after responding around 4 a.m. to a property dispute in the 10000 block of Banner Lava Cap Road, Vingom said.

Michael, who lives at the property, and another person got involved in the dispute over a trailer with two people who arrived at his home, Vingom said.

At some point Michael fired a shotgun through his kitchen window, the sergeant said.

“He also proceeded to negligibly discharge the firearm again inside the house,” he added.

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Deputies interviewed people after arriving, learning that two children were inside the home at the time.

Authorities seized the 12-gauge shotgun and arrested Michael, Vingom said.