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Records: Joliet man fired three shotgun rounds near family gathering

Michael A. Nold
Michael A. Nold

A 56-year-old man was arrested Sunday in Joliet on a charge of reckless discharge of a firearm.

The next-door neighbor of Michael A. Nold, of the 1900 block of Corregidor Street in Joliet, asked for a protective order against Nold the day after he was arrested on a charge of reckless discharge of a firearm, according to court records.

A Will County judge granted the order Monday for good cause.

Joliet police Sgt. Christopher Botzum did not immediately provide information on Nold’s arrest on Monday.

The neighbor accused Nold of firing three shotgun rounds nearby while he was having a “peaceful gathering with my family” on Saturday, according to the protective order. Nold was reportedly on his own property when he fired his shotgun, according to the protective order.

The neighbor claimed that Nold “proceeded to paint three bloody inverted crosses on a tarp” that was suspended from his deck overlooking his property, according to the protective order.

The neighbor said Nold was “severely inebriated at time of incident.” Nold allegedly fired three more shotgun rounds during the neighbor’s family gathering and then “stood on his deck, staring at me,” the neighbor said.

“I asked him what was going on.
He did not respond,” the neighbor said.

He then claimed that Nold approached his home and stared in his front window in a “menacing manner.”

Nold also threatened Joliet police who responded, according to the protective order. Nold was taken to the Will County jail after his arrest.

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