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County man faces weapons charges

December 14, 1999

KNOXVILLE - A Knoxville man was arrested Tuesday after deputies recieved a report Monday he had fired several shots at his home, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

Kelly Raymond Goetz, 31, turned himself in about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and was released on $5,000 bond, deputies said.

The charges stemmed from a woman's complaint that she was assaulted and shots were fired inside a home the couple shared, according to the sheriff's department.

Deputies said the woman called the sheriff's department from the Himes General Store on Weverton Road around 7:30 p.m.

She told deputies she had been arguing with her live-in boyfriend and said she had been struck on the mouth, deputies said.

The woman said her boyfriend had a shotgun and a rifle and had fired several shots inside their 2420 Kaetzel Road home, damaging the walls and a stereo, deputies said.

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She claimed he also fired shots into the air outside the home, deputies said.

The sheriff's department, including the special response team, went to the home, but the man was not there.

Deputies said they recovered several weapons there.

Goetz was charged with second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, possession of a firearm with intent to injure and false imprisonment.

- Kimberly Yakowski

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