Man faces charges after shooting at, setting fire to woman’s truck
Published 9:46 pm Tuesday, August 8, 2017
A Glenville man is facing multiple charges in Freeborn County District Court after he reportedly got into an altercation with a woman and shot at her pickup early Saturday morning southeast of Myrtle.
The pickup was later found engulfed in flames at the intersection of 110th Street and 873rd Avenue.
Titus John Weedman, 36, faces one count of first-degree criminal damage to property, one count of unsafe discharge of a firearm, one count of ineligible person in possession of a firearm and fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance.
According to Freeborn County District Court documents, a deputy responded to a call for assistance regarding the truck at 5:03 a.m. Saturday. When the deputy arrived, there were no license plates on the pickup and it had been completely destroyed by the fire. Beer cans were found nearby, and a stop sign at the intersection had multiple bullet holes.
The owner of the truck arrived at the scene, and told authorities she had been in a fight with Weedman. The woman had reportedly been living with Weedman but had told him she wanted to leave.
Weedman reportedly slashed the front tires of the truck with a knife, while the woman ran to a ditch to hide from him.
The woman said when Weedman tried to find her, she got to the truck and started it. She then heard sounds, which she described as “pow, pow, pow, pow.” She told authorities she did not know whether the sound was coming from a gun, a BB gun or rocks being thrown at the vehicle, but whatever it was hit the front of the vehicle.
The woman said she drove away slowly in the truck, and Weedman followed her. When she stopped the truck, he reportedly broke the side window with a glass bowl that was in the bed of the truck and pleaded for her to return.
She reportedly got into his van and returned to the residence but later left with a friend.
A search of the residence found a 12-gauge shotgun on the desk in the living room. A plastic bag with trace amounts of what field-tested positive for methamphetamine was also found.
The pickup was found to have four bullet holes in the fender.
Freeborn County District Court Judge Ross Leuning on Tuesday set Weedman’s bail at $150,000. He is next slated to appear in court Aug. 17.