A Kenai man is facing charges of assault and weapons misconduct after authorities say he fired his gun at two cars parked outside his house, according to an affidavit filed at the Kenai Courthouse on Jan. 18.
At about 5:01 p.m. on Jan. 18, troopers received a call from two people who reported being shot at by a man while they were parked outside his home. The two told troopers that they were speaking to each other in separate vehicles when Mark Estridge, 42, of Kenai, fired his pistol at the cars, according to the affidavit. One of the cars contained children, the affidavit said, and the two callers fled the scene after Estridge allegedly threatened that “the next one will be in their car.”
When interviewed by troopers, Estridge reportedly said that he saw two vehicles outside his house, so he shot one round into the tree line parallel to the road. Estridge confirmed that he threatened to shoot the next round inside the vehicle, according to the affidavit.
Troopers said Estridge showed signs of intoxication. He was brought to the trooper post in Soldotna, where his breath alcohol content was measured at .229, according to the affidavit. Estridge was then remanded to Wildwood Pre-trial Facility.
Estridge faces three charges of third-degree assault, a Class C felony, and one count of fourth-degree misconduct involving a weapon, a Class A misdemeanor.