Clay County Sheriff’s officials say that shortly before 5:30 Sunday afternoon, their Communications Center received multiple 911 calls reporting that a subject had been shot at in Everly.
Deputies say that once they arrived on the scene they determined that, during the course of an argument outside an Everly residence, one of the parties to the argument retrieved a firearm from his residence and shot into the ground in the vicinity of a male subject outside. Deputies reportedly recovered a .38 caliber handgun at the scene.
Authorities say that 57-year old Michael Shorey, of Everly, was taken into custody and transported to the Clay County Jail in Spencer, charged with Intimidation With A Dangerous Weapon, a Class C Felony, and Reckless Use Of A Firearm, a Simple Misdemeanor. Clay County Sheriff Randy Krukow says the incident remains under investigation, and further charges are pending.
The Clay County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Iowa State Patrol and the Spencer Police Department.