Deputies: Man arrested after shooting into pile of mulch at Daleville Town Center

Published: Sep. 22, 2016 at 9:47 AM EDT
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Botetourt County deputies arrested a man who they say fired multiple shots at the Daleville Town Center early Thursday morning.

The 911 call came in around 12:50 a.m. Deputies arrived to the scene and found one man standing over another man in the parking lot.

Deputies say Charley E. Neil Jr., 33, of Roanoke, was in the Town Center Tap House and was distraught over a domestic situation, telling one of the workers to stay inside and call 911.

Neil left the restaurant and went to his vehicle, where he pulled out a hand gun. Neil then went behind a dumpster and fired the gun numerous times into a pile of mulch, according to the sheriff's office.

Neil came out from behind the dumpster and set the gun down, getting on his knees. A bystander kicked the gun from the area and got on top of Neil until deputies arrived.

No one was hurt.

Neil was arrested and taken to the Botetourt County Jail. He is charged with drunk in public, brandishing a firearm and a weapons law violation.

He has a $2,000 unsecured bond.

Editorial Note: The charges contained in this story have been updated. A news release from the Botetourt County Sheriff's Office incorrectly stated that Neil was charged with aggravated assault. Court records show the charge is brandishing a firearm.