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Smyrna Man Arrested After Firing Gun in the Air During Dispute

Date Posted: Sunday, September 3rd, 2017

Voss, Leonard H Jr
Leonard H. Voss Jr.


Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier

Leipsic – A Smyrna man was arrested by troopers after he fired his shotgun into the air to break up a verbal dispute.

Leonard H. Voss Jr., 61 of Smyrna, was arrested Monday August 28, 2017 for Possession of a Firearm During a Commission of a Felony, Aggravated Menacing, Terroristic Threatening, and Reckless Endangering 2nd.  This stemmed from an incident that occurred the same day around 12:25 p.m. in the parking lot of Careys Diesel located at 168 E. Denny St., Leipsic, when he fired a single shotgun round into the air to break up an argument between a 23-year-old male (victim) and Voss’ brother.  Voss is alleged to have pointed the gun at the victim and threaten to shoot him after firing the round.  The incident on Monday stemmed from a separate incident that occurred on Sunday August 27, 2017 when Voss and the 23-year-old male were involved in an apparent physical confrontation after the 23-year-old got into Voss’ face while selling crabs to buyers.  No charges have been filed in that incident.

Voss was arraigned at JP2 and released on $23,000.00 unsecured bond.

Released: 090317 0630



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