Man arrested for firing into the ground outside Newberry home


Michael Troy Roland, 34, was arrested yesterday evening after allegedly firing a bullet into the ground outside a Newberry home.

According to the arrest report, Roland had been arguing all day with the victim over the phone. When she returned home at about 5:15 p.m., she and Roland continued arguing in the front yard of the home. Roland then allegedly produced a pistol and fired a single round into the ground near the victim. The victim also said that after shooting into the ground, Roland pointed the gun at his own head and threatened to kill himself but then threw the gun down and left. The victim was not injured but was visibly shaken and afraid that Roland might return. The pistol was recovered by law enforcement.

During a search of Roland’s vehicle, deputies found 24.1 grams of marijuana.

Post Miranda, Roland denied firing a weapon in the presence of the victim. He has been charged with domestic aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and possession of over 20 grams of marijuana. He is being held on $30,000 bond.

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