Deputies: North Carolina man shoots up family home hallucinating a burglary

Published: Dec. 22, 2020 at 8:26 AM EST
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MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) - A North Carolina man who deputies say fired a shotgun in his home while hallucinating on drugs about an imaginary burglary has been charged with child abuse.

The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office said in a Monday statement John-Michael Coppola, 27, fired while his newborn child was at the Mooresville home. Officials say Coppola and the child’s mother, Kaylee Brianna Wilhelm, were using meth and marijuana.

Deputies found both of them “impaired’' when they arrived at the home for a welfare check. Wilhelm was also charged with child abuse and a $7,500 bond has been set for the couple.

It was not immediately clear if they have an attorney to comment on their behalf.

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