Nathaniel Payne, 20, of Ardmore, was booked into the Carter County Detention Center Tuesday afternoon from 3:39 p.m. to 3:53 p.m. following a misdemeanor charge of reckless conduct with a firearm.
The charge stemmed from an incident that took place at Payne’s residence near a local daycare. Ardmore police previously described the incident as likely accidental and allegedly a result of Payne “target shooting” outside his home near downtown Ardmore.
The charging document filed by Carter County District Attorney Craig Ladd describes the incident as a demonstration of “conscious disregard for the safety of numerous minor children and adults, creating a situation of unreasonable risk and probability of death or great bodily harm to the children and adults by shooting through a large window in the common area and through fence surrounding the playground” of the local daycare facility.
Payne pled not guilty before Carter County District Judge Carson Brooks on Tuesday. The case was set for disposition July 24 and a $1,000 personal recognizance bond was set for Payne.