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Man Faces List Of Charges After Spotted Firing Gun From Car

Posted March 17, 2006

— A Wilson County man faces a long list of charges after being seen shooting a weapon out his car window by a law enforcement officer.

Cpl. Greg Hogue was attempting to serve papers on Rock Ridge School Road when he heard gun shots.

Hogue said when he looked towards the roadway, he witnessed Peter James Nowell leaning out of the car window firing a handgun at a speed limit sign.

After stopping the vehicle, Houge found a handgun, two shotguns and a machete inside.

Nowell was charged with possession of a weapon of mass destruction, going armed to the terror of people, carrying a concealed weapon, misdemeanor possession of marijuana and injury to real property.

He was placed in the Wilson County Detention Center under $25,000 bond.

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