Written by Al Stover
An altercation ensued on Saturday, Sept. 7, resulting in gunshots being fired in Froid.
According to the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s office, sheriff’s deputies departed for Froid after receiving a call from 911 Dispatch regarding a report of gunshots at approximately 5:47 p.m.
The caller worked for an oil field company and had been going to get a company-owned van from a former employee, who had been fired. When he arrived to pick up the vehicle, the altercation ensued and the alleged shooter took out a shotgun and fired several shots into the air.
Deputies arrived and arrested Nicholas Davidson of Muskogee, Okla. He was later booked and processed at the county jail.
Davidson was originally charged on two felony counts of criminal endangerment; however the charges were reduced to misdemeanor charges of discharging a firearm in city limits and disorderly conduct. Penny Hendrickson, Justice of the Peace in Culbertson, also filed an order to allow Davidson to have his gun returned to him.
The shotgun was seized and put into evidence. No one has reported getting hit by shotgun pellets, as of press time.