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Shots fired in Keystone lead to arrest of Leadville man

Robert Allen
Summit County correspondent
Post Independent
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

SUMMIT COUNTY, Colorado – A report of shots fired in a Keystone neighborhood early Friday afternoon led to the arrest of a man on charges of prohibited use of a weapon, drunken driving, disorderly conduct and more.

Michael Brett Foley, 43, of Leadville reportedly admitted to firing the .45 caliber Springfield semi-automatic handgun near the intersection of Rasor Drive and Hansen Drive. There were no immediate reports of injuries or property damage, according to a Sheriff’s Office press release.

“He was pointing it up in the air, but still the direction he was pointing it was River Run Village,” Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Tracy LeClair said, adding that there were “a lot of pedestrians” in the area.

Foley reportedly admitted to consuming alcohol, and he had bloodshot eyes and smelled like alcohol during questioning, according to the press release.

Deputies arrived on the scene to encounter a white Volkswagen van; they asked the driver, later identified as Foley, whether he’d heard gunshots, and he said that they were fireworks. Foley pulled into the Mountain View Plaza parking lot and deputies continued up the road before encountering a man who admitted that the weapon was his.

The man said Foley had fired the weapon in the direction of River Run. Deputies returned to find and arrest Foley.

A background check revealed a warrant on Foley for failure to pay child support with a $48,307 bond and a revoked driver’s license as a “Colorado Habitual Traffic Offender” for multiple drunken driving charges, according to the press release.

Other charges against Foley include reckless endangerment and habitual traffic offender.

Anyone with further information that may assist in the investigation is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at (970) 453-2232.

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