Man who shot at snowbank while intoxicated set for jury trial

HOUGHTON, Mich. (WLUC) - A Hancock man arrested for shooting a gun at a snowbank while intoxicated is set for a jury trial.

Jared Freeman, 37, stood mute on his charges at his arraignment Wednesday afternoon in Houghton County Circuit Court.

He’s charged with operating while intoxicated-felony third offense, licenses, documents, plates forgery, and possession of firearms while under the influence.

On March 12, the Hancock Police Department was called out on reports on numerous gun shots. On scene at the 1200 block of Ingot Street, officers found Freeman standing outside his vehicle, which was stuck in a snowbank. It was determined he was intoxicated. Officers found bullet casings on the ground and it appeared Freeman shot at the snowbank multiple times. A vehicle search led police to find a Glock 9mm pistol.

A jury trial is scheduled for July 1.

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