James Suber

James Suber, a 54-year-old Drew County man, was arrested Wednesday afternoon for allegedly firing a gunshot at another man as he was going in his home to call 911.

The alleged victim, Tracey Welch, age unavailable, was not struck by the gunfire but was slightly injured from a piece of glass that grazed his shoulder as he went into his home on the Selma Collins Road to call 911 following a brief argument with Suber, according to Drew County Sheriff Mark Gober.

Gober said the gunfire missed Welch and hit the top of a window in the front door breaking the glass.

When deputies arrived at Welch’s home where the incident occurred, Suber was standing in a ditch on the side of the road near the home. A loaded pistol was found in Suber’s vehicle, according to Gober.

Gober said Suber refused tests to determine if he was under the influence of alcohol but he is believed to have been intoxicated.

Suber, who is currently being held in the Drew County Detention Center, likely will be charged with aggravated assault and committing a terroristic act, according to Gober.