Verdict handed down for man who fired shots at family gathering

| February 8, 2019
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BOONE COUNTY, Mo. — A jury has convicted a Boone County man on multiple felonies over a shots fired incident in 2016.

Court documents allege that Gary Jolley, 66, of rural Columbia, showed up at his former residence during a family gathering and fired several shots through a back door.

A family member was able to take a semi-automatic rifle away from Jolley before anyone was injured.

There were at least 14 people, including a child inside the residence. Jolley is guilty of five counts of unlawful use of a weapon, first degree domestic assault, burglary and two count of armed criminal action, two misdemeanor counts of third degree assault and a single count of endangering the welfare of a child.

A sentencing hearing has been scheduled for the afternoon of March 18.

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Brian Lock is the News Director for KMZU News. He is a resident of Carrollton and attended the University of Missouri - Columbia.