UPDATE: 35-year-old Iron Mountain man charged with 4 felonies in Norway bar incident

John Aversano Jr. is accused of firing a round at a bartender at Mister Mom’s in Norway on Nov. 19
Outside Mister Mom's in Norway
Outside Mister Mom's in Norway(WLUC)
Published: Nov. 21, 2022 at 1:40 PM EST
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NORWAY, Mich. (WLUC) - John Aversano Jr., 35 of Iron Mountain, was charged last week in Dickinson County District Court for his alleged involvement in an incident with a firearm at Mister Mom’s in Norway on Nov. 19.

He is charged with five counts, including four felonies. His charges include discharging a firearm at a building, carrying a concealed weapon, assault with a dangerous weapon and felony firearms. His only misdemeanor charge is possessing a weapon in a no-firearm zone.

The maximum penalty for discharging a firearm at a building is 10 years in jail or a $10,000 fine.

Each other felony carries varying punishments under five years in jail and a $2,500 fine. His misdemeanor charge carries up to 90 days in jail or a $100 fine.

The criminal complaint alleges Aversano was intoxicated at the bar, and when asked to leave the bar by the bartender, he took out a revolver and fired a round toward the bartender. The round struck a floorboard.

Then Aversano fired another shot outside the bar before fleeing, leaving the revolver on the side of the road. When taken into custody later that evening, Aversano had an empty holster and several rounds for the revolver.

Aversano has a probable cause conference on Dec. 2 and a preliminary exam on Dec. 9.

There is new information about an incident in Norway on Saturday, Nov. 19. On that evening around 9:30 p.m. CT, officers from the Norway Police Department were dispatched to “Mister Mom’s” bar on Main Street for an unknown man at the bar with a gun.

Norway police confirmed that the man fired at least one shot before leaving the bar. Officers took the man into custody later that night.

No injuries were reported, and the incident is still under investigation. TV6 will continue to follow this developing story.