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Man arrested for opening fire on a group of Civil War reenactors


MCINTOSH COUNTY, Okla. - Quick Facts:


  • Gary Lane is accused of firing a sawed-off shotgun at a group of Civil War reenactors
  • Lane attempted to run from deputies
  • No one was injured in the shooting


The McIntosh County Sheriff’s Department said a man was arrested Friday after live rounds were fired at actors participating in a Civil War reenactment north of Checotah.

Deputies arrived at the scene and quickly located suspect Gary Alen Lane. Officials said Lane was drunk and holding a loaded sawed-off shotgun.

Lane ran from deputies and threw the gun on the ground. More firearms were found in his home nearby.

During the investigation, deputies found 9 rounds fired into a tent with several actors inside. No injuries were reported.

Lane is being held without bond for reckless conduct with a firearm, assault and battery with deadly weapon, possession of a firearm while under the influence of alcohol, malicious injury to property and resisting arrest.