Man arrested after discharging firearm

GLOUSTER, Ohio – No one was hurt when an Athens County man fired about 15 rounds from a weapon in his house and in the neighborhood early Monday morning, officials said.

On July 8 around 2:48 p.m., Lt. Aaron Maynard, with the response team, and Deputy Chris Tomsha with the Athens County Sheriff’s Office responded to a Kochis Road, Glouster residence after reports of gunshots.

Danny Guseman, 56, Kochis Road, Glouster, admitted to firing a firearm (about 15 rounds) not only in his residence but throughout the neighborhood, leaving a substantial risk to the rights of others, said Athens County Sheriff Pat Kelly.

According to the sheriff’s report, Guseman reported someone entered his home and engaged him with a firearm and he in turn did the same. No evidence to support the claim was found, authorities said. The behavior was found to be reckless and a risk to the public safety and welfare of those in the neighborhood. No clue of impairment due to consumption of alcoholic beverages or illicit drug use was observed by police, the report said.

Tri-County Mental Health was called to conduct a mental health screening on Guseman.

Maynard said one vehicle was struck by a bullet.

The matter was under investigation by the Athens County Sheriff’s Office.