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Dispute with neighbor leads to gunfire

Putnam County Sheriff's Office booking photo ofMigel Rebollar
Putnam County Sheriff's Office booking photo ofMigel Rebollar

PALATKA, Fla. – The Putnam County Sheriff's Office says an ongoing neighborhood dispute has landed an East Palatka resident in jail for shooting a firearm outside his home in an apparent attempt to intimidate his neighbor.

Migel Rebollar, 47 was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without the intent to kill and resisting an officer without violence when he refused legal commands during his arrest.

Friday evening Deputy Darren Riley was dispatched to Horse Farm Road, in East Palatka, when Rebollar's neighbor called and reported that Rebollar was firing a weapon outside of his house.

Police say additional deputies arrived on the scene and heard two additional shots fired from the rear of Rebollar's home. Although the officers were originally concerned that Rebollar was firing at them, they were able to determine that he was just randomly firing the weapon. Rebollar at first refused to obey the deputies' orders to show his hands and submit to arrest, but he was ultimately taken into custody without further incident.

Police say Deputy Riley's investigation determined that Rebollar had been involved in a dispute
with his neighbor over the last year. About a year ago the suspect was reportedly
burning old carpet outside, and the neighbor stated he asked Rebollar to stop the
burning.

According to the neighbor, Rebollar became upset and has carried a grudge
since that time. The neighbor also told Deputy Riley that in the past Rebollar has fired a weapon near them in an attempt to scare them. Following his arrest, Rebollar was released after posting bond.