PRINCETON - Five Mercer County men were
arrested after reports of shots fired Wednesday night in Princeton and the
suspects claimed to be target shooting, according to sheriff’s deputies.
Barry Farley, 22, Bradford Lafon, 20,
Joshua Pendergrass, 22, and 24 year-old Steven Brookman, 24, all of Princeton,
and James Hicks, 24, of Athens, are each charged with conspiracy and shooting
within 500 feet of a dwelling. Both Lafon and Hicks are also charged with
possession of a controlled substance.
Dispatchers told Newswatch that the initial complaint
call came in after 7 p.m. Wednesday of shots fired off Courthouse Road on Crown
Point in Princeton. State Police, Princeton Police and the Sheriff's Office
responded to the scene. Officers reportedly heard the discharge of weapons when
The suspects had two SKS rifles, a shotgun and a
semiautomatic pistol, according to deputies. No one was hurt.
The suspects are in Southern Regional Jail.