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Complaint: Man threatened to shoot off his penis after argument with wife

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Jonah Beleckis
Monday, May 15, 2017

ELKHORN—A former East Troy man argued with his wife about sex, threatened to shoot off his own penis, went into another room and fired four shots, according to a criminal complaint.

“If I'm not using it, I might as well shoot it off,” Robert C. Ahorner, 57, formerly of N7270 Highway 120, East Troy, told his wife during the argument, according to the complaint filed in Walworth County Court.

On May 3, Walworth County sheriff's deputies responded to the East Troy home and found what looked like four bullet holes in the floor of the master bathroom, according to the complaint.

Ahorner told a deputy he wanted to scare his wife and aimed the gun at the floor so the rounds would go into the basement, where no one was supposed to be, the complaint states.

Ahorner admitted to drinking a 12-pack of beer the day of the incident. He said he started drinking about noon, according to the complaint.

Ahorner's wife said her husband has mental health issues and takes several medications, according to the complaint.

The wife told deputies she argued with Ahorner about 5 p.m. because he was looking at porn on the internet. Ahorner grabbed his then-unloaded 9mm semi-automatic pistol, pointed it at his penis and pulled the trigger, according to the complaint.

When the wife walked away, Ahorner called her explicit names. She told deputies she heard two gunshots after Ahorner went into the bathroom, the complaint states.

Ahorner fired another bullet into the ground when his wife went to check on him, according to the complaint. She then left to call 911 and heard another gunshot.

Ahorner is charged with felony endangering safety by reckless use of a firearm and misdemeanor disorderly conduct. He posted a $1,000 cash bond, and a competency exam was ordered May 8, according to court records.

He is next due in court at 1:15 p.m. June 9.



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