LINCOLN COUNTY MAN SHOOTS AT NEIGHBOR

On Wednesday around 2 p.m., deputies responded to the corner of Camp Charren Road and Wohler Lane, in Lincoln County, after received a shots fired call.  When deputies arrived, two men said they were in the process of hauling a classic car parked along the intersection when heard an extremely close gunshot.  Assuming it is deer season, they chalked it up to hunters.

A few seconds later, they heard another gunshot and a bullet whistle over their head.  Both men took cover behind the car and observed 65-year-old David Alan Sostman, of Lincoln County, pointing a long rifle at them about 200 feet away.  As the men continued to maintain cover, they observed Sostman walk into the nearby tree line.

The victims contacted law enforcement.  While law enforcement was in route, the men observed Sostman walk to his home and a short time later get into his truck heading toward the victims.  As he drove by, one of the men told Sostman they were neighbors.

Deputies took Sostman into custody a short time later and transported him to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.  Sostman told investigators he fired his rifle several times in his backyard but asked if anyone was hurt.  When pressed for the exact location on his property where the rifle was discharged Sostman requested his lawyer.

David Sostman is currently charged with two counts of Felony Assault First Degree, two counts of Armed Criminal Action, and two counts of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.  Sostman is currently housed in the Lincoln County Jail under a $75,000 cash only bond.  Other conditions of bond may apply.

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