Man found guilty of firing at deputy

Rodney Meek
Rodney Meek

A North Vernon man has been found guilty of shooting at a deputy in an incident earlier this year.

The North Vernon Plain Dealer is reporting that Rodney Meek was found guilty last week in the case, where Meek was accused of shooting through the wall of his home when a deputy came to the door during an argument Meek was having with his wife. According to police reports, Meek fired a shotgun beside the door that was stopped by the outside brick wall without injuring the officer in the April incident.

The newspaper reports that Meek claimed in court that he saw someone crawling outside his window and he was scared, which made him fire the weapon as a warning shot.

Meek was found guilty of intimidation with a deadly weapon, criminal recklessness and pointing a firearm. He is set to be sentenced in 30 days, the Plain Dealer reports.