One in custody after shots fired incident in rural Franklin

10:23 a.m. Monday update

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office has released more information regarding Monday night’s shots fired incident in rural Franklin.

Mark Douglas Wagner, 39, of Franklin, was arrested on preliminary charges of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, possession of a controlled substance and criminal mischief, all misdemeanors, on Monday. Formal charges will be decided by the Johnson County Prosecutor’s Office.

Sheriff’s deputies were called to the intersection of County Road 400 North/Paul Hand Boulevard and Graham Road northeast of Franklin around 7:32 p.m. Monday on a report of an accident with unknown injuries. Dispatchers told deputies that a black truck with trailer had driven into a cornfield, according to a Johnson County Sheriff’s Office report.

Later, deputies were told that shots had been fired in the cornfield, according to the report.

When deputies arrived at the intersection, Wagner was already in custody, and his weapon, a Glock handgun, was confiscated. Wagner was asked how many drinks he had had that evening and he allegedly said he had around three beers. Deputies also noted an odor of alcohol coming from his mouth, the report said.

Deputies then asked him when he had his last drink, and he allegedly said that he decided to drink a beer after he shut off his truck, according to the report.

A Franklin police officer then told deputies that he had observed Wagner drive out of the cornfield as he asked him to stop and put his hands up. Wagner then stopped and complied with officers, and the officer said that Wagner couldn’t have drunk more alcohol after he stopped the vehicle, the report says.

Officers then conducted a field sobriety test, and deputies noted in the report that Wagner’s word choices sometimes did not make sense in the context of the test.

Deputies also conducted a preliminary breath test and informed Wagner of the state’s implied consent warning, and Wagner allegedly said he did not want to do a subsequent chemical test. Deputies then warned him about his license being suspended, and Wagner declined the test again, the report says.

Wagner was then taken to a local hospital while deputies waited for a search warrant for his blood. They were granted the warrant, and Wagner’s blood was drawn, according to the report.

Before the blood was drawn, Wagner allegedly told a hospital employee that he had “ate a microdose of shrooms.” In a search of the vehicle, deputies found mushrooms, a controlled substance, inside the truck’s center console. the report says.

Deputies arrested Wagner and took him to the Johnson County jail, according to the report.

Deputies said he caused “significant” damage to the cornfield during the incident. The monetary value of the damage was not known Tuesday morning, the report says.

Deputies collected nine shell casings from the inside of the truck during an inventory of the trucks’ contents. During the inventory, deputies say they did not find any alcoholic beverages inside the vehicle, according to the report.

Wagner remains at the jail on a $6,000 bond.

Original story

One man is in police custody after shots were fired in rural Franklin.

Reports of shots fired at officers came in around 7:30 p.m. Monday near the intersection of County Road 400 North/Paul Hand Boulevard and Graham Road northeast of Franklin. The report followed a driving while intoxicated incident reported in the area, officials said.

A man who is believed to be intoxicated drove into a cornfield and later pulled out a weapon and fired it. The weapon was not pointed at officers, said Duane Burgess, Johnson County Sheriff.

The man was taken into custody and his weapon was confiscated. No additional weapons were found, Burgess said.

No further details were expected to be released Monday night. The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating, and more information is expected to be released on Tuesday, Burgess said.

This story will be updated.