Police: Local man fired shots at signs

A Greenwood man was arrested after police said he fired more than 20 shots at signs in front of at least one home and a busy highway.

Keith J. Knura, 25, was arrested on a charge of criminal recklessness, carrying a handgun without a license and operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

Just after 7:15 a.m. Sunday, Johnson County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to the 2000 block of Old State Road 37 where a resident reported hearing gunshots and saw a parked vehicle.

At the dead end of Old State Road 37, deputies found Knura in the vehicle, and he told police he was out shooting signs. Deputies also smelled alcohol, according to the sheriff’s office report. Knura failed field sobriety tests, and was taken to Johnson Memorial Hospital for a blood test, the report said.

Deputies found 21 spent shell casings on the ground and 22 bullet holes in the sign marking the dead end on Old State Road 37 and seven bullet holes in a road closed sign, the report said.

A home is located about 113 feet behind the sign and State Road 37 is about 688 feet behind the sign, the report said.

Knura, 1444 Curry Road, was arrested and taken to the Johnson County jail, where he was held on $3,200 bond.

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Annie Goeller is managing editor of the Daily Journal. She can be reached at agoeller@dailyjournal.net or 317-736-2718.