Springfield man taken into custody after firing shots at pedestrians passing by his home

Springfield, Ohio – The man who fired multiple shots at a woman who was walking by his home on Charles Street was arrested.

Officers were sent to a residence around 8:45 a.m. in the 700 block of Charles in response to a man firing shots at passing pedestrians.

According to authorities, the woman who was walking down the street was not harmed.

Charles Porter, 53, was arrested and taken into custody at the Clark County Jail on attempted murder and felonious assault charges.

Neighbors reported being woken by the shots fired this morning.

One of the neighbors interviewed by authorities assumed Porter got tired of people passing through his yard and had put up no trespassing signs on his land to deter them.

The investigation into what led to the shooting is still ongoing.

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