Warning shot, fight, leads to arrest of Trafalgar man

A Trafalgar man was arrested after a fight at his home.

A spokesperson with the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department says that at 12:09 a.m. on Tuesday, deputies were called to the home, at 3492 W.

John Boone; Photo courtesy of the Johnson County Sheriff's Department
John Boone; Photo courtesy of the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department

County Road 300 South. While en route, authorities learned that someone involved had fired a warning shot, which led to the fight.

When deputies arrived, a woman reportedly told them that her boyfriend, John Boone, 35, had come home drunk around 10:30 p.m. on Monday. Boone had allegedly gotten into a verbal confrontation with his girlfriend. This led to her father, who lived at the home, to emerge from a room and tell Boone to leave and “sleep it off.” He reportedly walked Boone outside of the home and locked the door behind the both of them.

The witnesses told authorities that Boone refused to leave, which led to the father giving him an ultimatum. After counting to “10,” the father told deputies that he fired a warning shot into the air. They say that the shot only infuriated Boone, who allegedly rushed the father, taking him to the ground. This led to the daughter coming outside to take the gun, then call police. That resulted in Boone running away, said witnesses.

While deputies were on the scene, Boone returned to the home. After speaking with deputies, he was arrested on preliminary charges of Battery. Before being taken to jail, authorities gave Boone a portable breath test, which reportedly gave a blood-alcohol content reading of .24 percent, three-times the legal limit. Boone was then taken to Johnson Memorial Hospital to be checked out for any possible injuries. Once released from the hospital’s care, he was booked on $1,000 bond.

Deputies noted that the father had bruises and scratches, but refused medical treatment. He was reportedly informed that the case would go to the Johnson County Prosecutor’s Officer to determine if any laws were broken when he fired a warning shot. He was not arrested.