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Deputies: Drunk man shot into relative's vehicle

St. Johns County Sheriff's Office booking photo of Jeremy Manning
St. Johns County Sheriff's Office booking photo of Jeremy Manning

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. – A 32-year-old St. Johns County man was arrested Thursday on three counts of aggravated assault with a weapon, using a firearm while under the influence of alcohol, and felony criminal mischief.

Deputies were called to the 400 block of Chattan Way just after 5 p.m. Thursday in reference to a man who was firing a handgun.

Deputies said that when they arrived, they saw the man, whom they identified as Jeremy Manning, trying to get into his house, where family members had fled and locked the door.

Manning dropped the gun when contacted by deputies and was detained, deputies said.

The investigation revealed that Manning had become intoxicated during the day and fired several rounds into a family member's unoccupied vehicle, causing $1,000 in damage, deputies said.

Neighbors heard the gunshots and called the Sheriff's Office, deputies said.

Manning was booked into the St. Johns County jail, where he remained Friday with bail set at $78,000.