July 28, 2014 in City

Gun shooting, campfire violations prompt arrests at campground

Gun reported stolen out of Las Vegas, investigators say
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Three men were arrested Saturday in a Spokane County public park after allegedly building an illegal campfire and target shooting with a handgun reported stolen out of Las Vegas.

A homeowner near McLellan Conservation Area in Nine Mile Falls called the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office to report gunfire and smoke. Jason T. Presha, Carl Jefferson-Wright and Kevin J. Mack were found at the campsite, and Presha initially denied there was a gun at the camp, according to court documents. He later admitted to firing the gun and filming the shooting with his cellphone.

Deputies found the .40 caliber handgun wrapped in a sweatshirt and learned it had been reported stolen in Las Vegas, according to court documents.

Mack faces counts of possession of a stolen firearm, violating fire codes and shooting in a prohibited area. Presha and Jefferson-Wright face additional counts of obstruction.

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