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Passons charged with endangerment
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A man faces reckless endangerment charges after he allegedly fired a shotgun in the direction of a man and his 6-year-old son, barely missing them.The suspect, James B. “Jimmy” Passons, 72, was bound to the grand jury by General Sessions Judge Bill Locke following a preliminary hearing Tuesday. The crime is a misdemeanor, punishable by up to one year in jail.The father told lawmen he was on his own property on Robinson Road when a shot rang out.“Mr. Passons discharged a shotgun in the direction of me and my son with the shotgun wadding landing about 30 feet from us,” the victim told the judicial commissioner in swearing out the warrant.The father said he confronted Passons later about firing the shotgun and he defended his actions by saying he did not realize the father and son were in the field toward where he was firing.The victim maintains Passons has made a habit of unsafe firing in the direction of his property.“There have been multiple complaints lodged against Mr. Passons regarding discharging firearms in the direction of his neighbors,” the warrant reads. “He has been placed on notice in the past.”