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St. Paul Park man accused of shooting gun in neighborhood

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A St. Paul Park man is accused of firing a shotgun in his neighborhood while drunk.

James P. Mitchem, 59, allegedly was intoxicated when he stepped out to his back porch and fired shotgun rounds into the sky, according to a criminal complaint filed in Washington County District Court. Mitchem was charged with reckless discharge of a firearm within a city, a felony.


According to the criminal complaint:

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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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