ST. CROIX COUNTY, Wis. (WTAQ) - A 40-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to firing almost 2 dozen shots at his mother’s house, because he saw clowns attacking the place.
Archie Stone entered pleas Monday in St. Croix County to 2 felony counts of reckless endangerment. He’s also charged with a misdemeanor count of shooting a firearm within 100 yards of a building.
The shootings occurred July 9th at the home of Stone’s mother in Roberts, close to the Wisconsin-Minnesota border. Prosecutors quoted Stone’s father as saying the man was hallucinating in the days before the shootings.
His parents are divorced – and when they arrived at the mother’s house, authorities said Stone first shot at a car, and then into the walls and ceilings of the home.
Sheriff’s deputies said Stone did not follow their orders when they tried to arrest, but they captured him after he fell. No one was injured in the incident. Stone now lives in St. Paul. He’s due back in court September 16th for a pre-trial hearing.