Deputies: NC man shoots up family home hallucinating a burglary
MOORESVILLE, NC (AP) — A North Carolina man who deputies say fired a shotgun in his home while hallucinating on drugs about an imaginary burglary has been charged with child abuse.
The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office said in a Monday statement John-Michael Scott Coppola fired while his newborn child was at the Mooresville home.
Officials say 27-year-old Coppola and the child’s mother, Kaylee Brianna Wilhelm, were using meth and marijuana.
Deputies found both of them “impaired” when they arrived at the home for a welfare check.
Wilhelm was also charged with child abuse and a $7,500 bond has been set for the couple.
It was not immediately clear if they have an attorney to comment on their behalf.