A Lake County man is held on $1 million bond after officials said he tried to shoot a man he believed had stolen some of his tools.
Ian Anderson, 30, is charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm, possession of a stolen firearm and possession of a weapon by a felon.
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Assistant State's Attorney Christen Bishop said Anderson, whose exact address is unknown, became convinced the victim had taken some of his tools while Anderson was in jail in Wisconsin.
Just after midnight Jan. 2, Bishop said, Anderson went to the victim's house in the 18000 block of Rose Avenue in Fremont Township and confronted the victim in the doorway.
Anderson fired at least four rounds from a handgun, two of which grazed the victim's head but did not cause serious injury, Bishop said.
A Lake County sheriff's deputy who was in the area on another call heard the gunfire and rushed to the scene, Bishop said, and took Anderson into custody.
A computer check of the serial number of the handgun revealed it to be stolen, Bishop said, and Anderson also had a rifle with a defaced serial number in his possession.
Court records show Anderson was sentenced to three years in prison for a 2001 conviction for possession of a stolen firearm.
Bishop said Anderson, who is due to appear in court Jan. 24, faces up to 30 years in prison if convicted of all the charges against him.