Monticello man arrested after allegedly shooting at someone

A Monticello man is facing charges after police said he opened fire on somebody.

Posted: Feb. 22, 2019 5:34 AM

MONTICELLO, Ind. (WLFI) - A Monticello man is facing charges after police said he opened fire on somebody. Jason Whitaker, 40, is accused of criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon.

Just before Noon Wednesday, two 911 calls came in from neighbors in the area of 3rd and Turpie streets, according to Monticello police. Witnesses reported hearing shots and seeing a vehicle speed away.

Police found the vehicle a few blocks away. Officers learned the person inside was the person being targeted.

Monticello police detained Whitaker and another person from a home in the 600 block of Turpie Street.  

After questioning from police, the other person was released without charges.

Whitaker was taken to the White County Jail. No one was injured.

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