Man faces two charges for allegeding firing shots

A 32-year-old Hastings man was charged Monday with two felonies for allegedly firing several shots into the air on Sunday.

Clinton M. Mohlman of 1331 W. Fourth St. was charged in Adams County Court with use of a firearm to commit a felony and making terroristic threats.

Use of a firearm to commit a felony is a 1C felony punishable by five to 50 years in prison. Terroristic threats is a Class 4 felony punishable by up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

Mohlman is being held on a $100,000 bond with 10 percent cash needed for his release.

The public defender’s office was appointed to represent Mohlman during an initial appearance on Monday. His next hearing will be Friday when a preliminary hearing will be set.

Police say witnesses reported that a green Toyota Camry, later found to be driven by Mohlman, pulled into the parking lot at Burger King, 927 W. 14th St. Mohlman and two other male passengers reportedly started an argument and Mohlman allegedly pulled out a handgun at one point. After pointing the weapon toward a group of people, Mohlman allegedly fired the handgun into the air three to six times and sped off. Police later found .40-caliber bullet casings at the scene.

As Mohlman drove away, a witness followed him. Mohlman reportedly ran a stop sign and collided with a vehicle driven by Kathy L. Nelson of 1401 Apache Ave. at Fifth Street and Briggs Avenue. Mohlman left the scene of the crash and drove to his residence at 1331 W. Fourth St. Mohlman crashed into a tree in the yard and officers arrived to apprehend him. He was believed to have been under the influence of alcohol. A search of the vehicle revealed a .40-caliber handgun that matched descriptions given by witnesses.

In another report on Sunday, Mohlman struck landscaping and a sign owned by Family Medical Center 1021 W. 14th St. at the business.

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