The county wants to adopt new rules aimed at shutting down large parties after multiple shots were fired during an event at a Center Grove area golf course this month.
Sheriff Doug Cox and county attorney Kathleen Hash are working on a public nuisance ordinance, which would allow the sheriff to stop large parties that could pose a safety hazard to people attending and surrounding homes and businesses.
Cox wanted the county to have local rules after at least 15 shots were fired at a large party at Walnut Ridge Golf Course. One person was injured, and bullets hit a window at the golf course and two vehicles, Cox said.
“It’s unacceptable for us to tolerate that behavior in Johnson County,” he said.