Man arrested after shooting at sky

A Nineveh man was arrested Friday evening after deputies said he fired multiple bullets into the air during a party at a rural Johnson County home.

Travis Willard, 28, was arrested on charges of criminal recklessness, possession of a controlled substance and possession of paraphernalia.

After being asked to leave a party at a home in the 4000 block of South County Road 600W, west of Trafalgar, around 11 p.m. Friday, Willard grabbed a gun from his truck and began firing in the air, a Johnson County Sheriff’s Office report said.

Several men wrestled the gun away from Willard. Willard then ran to back to his truck to grab another gun, which he also began shooting into the air as the other people at the party fled into a barn and nearby field. Deputies arrested Willard and found glass pipes and two bottles of prescription medicine, the report said.

Willard was taken to Community Hospital South and then to Eskenazi Hospital for treatment for a broken jawbone, the report said.

Willard, 395 W. Sallee Dr., was arrested and taken to Johnson County jail, where he was held on $3,200 bond.

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Jacob Tellers is a reporter at the Daily Journal. He can be reached at or 317-736-2702.