Weapon Charges Filed Against Man Accused Of Random Shooting


Jack Fisher, 40, of Snowflake has been released from Payson Gila County Jail on $15,000 bond after being arrested and jailed for allegedly firing random shots from an SUV traveling west on Highway 260.

Fisher posted bail the same day, Nov. 20, he was arrested and jailed by Gila County Sheriff Sgt. Craig Smith and deputy David Horning.

In addition to the misdemeanor charges of misconduct with a weapon for the incident on SR 260, jail records indicate Fisher has at least four active felony warrants for possession of stolen property, possession of drug paraphernalia and two other charges of misconduct involving a weapon.

According to court records, Fisher is scheduled for a pre-trial hearing today in Payson on the misdemeanor charges filed against him. He is also slated for a pretrial hearing Jan. 8, on the felony charges.

Traveling with Fisher in the Jeep Cherokee were Anna Avena, 51, and Charles McDowell, 27, of White Mountain Lake.

Both were released on their own recognizance.

Mike McLaughlin of Payson, who identified himself as McDowell's stepfather, said McLaughlin had only hitched a ride with Fisher and Avena and was in the Rim Country to visit family members.

"I gave him a pretty good talking to about who he rides with," McLaughlin said.

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