LA PINE, OR -- An apparent neighbor dispute turned tense in La Pine, yesterday. Deschutes County Sheriff's deputies responded to Railroad Street just before 6 p.m., after a report of shots fired in the area. Investigators say dogs belonging to 52-year old Monte Hamilton were on a neighbor's property when he returned home. Hamilton allegedly confronted the neighbor, which turned into a physical altercation. Hamilton then returned home, allegedly loaded his shotgun and fired one shot into the ground in his yard.
No one was injured during the incident, but Hamilton now faces a list of charges, including menacing and being a felon in possession of a firearm.