A Burlington man faces charges after a shots-fired incident in Lake Geneva on Friday.
Stephen R. Mullens, 23, of Burlington, was arrested on charges of possession of a firearm wile intoxicated, second-degree recklessly endangering safety, obstructing an officer and disorderly conduct, according to a Facebook post from the Lake Geneva Police Department.
Police responded to a parking lot in the 1000 block of Wells Street in Lake Geneva at 8:22 p.m. Friday after a report of two gunshots heard in the area, according to the post.
Police made contact with two people, one being Mullens, in a vehicle that matched the description of one reported to have fled the scene, according to the post. Mullens told police he heard fireworks in the area.
Mullens appeared intoxicated and officers saw a handgun in his pocket, according to police. An officer removed the handgun from Mullen’s possession.
The female in the vehicle said she picked up Mullens from a tavern and pulled into the parking lot to talk with him, according to police. Mullens fired two rounds into the floorboard of the vehicle and told the female they were just “blanks,” police said.
Mullens told police he was attempting to clear the weapon when he fired it.
Mullens was released on a signature bond in Walworth County Court on Monday, according to online court records. He is ordered not to possess or consume alcohol and not to possess guns or other weapons.
His next court appearance is set for 1:15 p.m. Thursday.