Clinton Man Arrested after Firing Shots into Vehicles, Business
On Friday (Sept 21), a 68-year old Clinton man was arrested at his residence after an altercation at the Hidden Lakes Restaurant and Bar.
A press release from the Benton County Sheriff's Department indicates deputies responded to the business late Friday night in regards to threats being received. The owner of the business stated a man, identified as Robert P. Schapeler, was upset over a pool game and claimed he was going to return to the business and kill everyone.
According to the press release, Schapeler returned to the business with a shotgun, firing several rounds into vehicles and the building. One patron outside the building who witnessed the shooting, returned fire, shooting one round at the suspects vehicle. No one was injured during the shooting. Schapeler was taken into custody in Henry County without incident.
Henry County Deputies armed with a search warrant were able to recover Schapeler’s vehicle, the shotgun with buckshot and a rifle.
Charges of Armed Criminal Action, 1st Degree Assault, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon and 1st Degree Property Damage were filed. Schapeler is being held in the Benton County Jail in lieu of a $200,000 bond.