A former Brookfield man has been indicted on charges related to the shooting out of a neighbor’s window in Brookfield, while another man is facing a grand jury probe based on the same incident.
Michael A. Robinson, 42, of Massillon, formerly of 1312 Bedford Road, has been indicted on charges of having weapons under disability and discharging a firearm at or into a habitation. He is not allowed to possess a gun because of a previous drug conviction, police said.
Ralph Robinson Sr., 48, of 1312 Bedford Road, Brookfield, has been charged with possession of a weapon while under disability stemming from the Nov. 8 incident. Ralph Robinson is not allowed to possess a gun because of a previous conviction for a felony offense of violence, police said. His case also has been bound over to a grand jury.
Brookfield police said they were called Nov. 8 with a report of shots fired at 1315 Bedford, and learned an upstairs window has been shot out. While talking to neighbors, Michael Robinson walked out of his house, saw police, and walked back inside, police said.
Police said they walked to Robinson’s house and found a shotgun shell in the front yard. When Michael Robinson talked to police, he said he was not home when it happened, but said he had been home for an hour and a half, which was well within the time frame when the shot was fired, police said.
Police arrested Michael Robinson on a warrant and while walking to the police cruiser Robinson said that he had done it, police said. However, after being taken to the police station and formally advised of his right not to speak to police, he said “he did not do it but he did it,” police said.
A gunshot residue test on Michael Robinson’s hands was positive, police said.
The warrant was on a charge of criminal simulation for allegedly trying to pass a counterfeit $20 bill Jan. 22 at Mac’s Circle K, 902 S. Irvine Ave., Masury. Prosecutors dismissed this charge when Michael Robinson waived his preliminary hearing in the shooting case, police said.