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Three arrested after Rock Road shooting
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SMELSER — Three people were arrested after the second shooting incident on Rock Road in the past month.

The two incidents, however, are “two totally unrelated incidents,” said Sheriff Nate Dreckman.

Charges of resisting or obstructing an officer have been filed, and charges of party to endangering safety by use of a dangerous weapon are pending, against Aaron Gregory, 29, and John C. Henry, 53, both of 4768 Church Road, Platteville, after the shooting at 1171 Rock Cut Road July 5.

Gregory and Henry will make their initial appearances on the charges July 29 at 10 a.m.

Bradley Wilson, 31, Cuba City, faces charges of disorderly conduct and resisting or obstructing an officer. He will make his initial appearance Aug. 5 at 10:30 a.m.

The Grant County Sheriff’s Department received a report of gunshots being fired from a truck that drove by the house around 8:40 p.m.

According to the Sheriff’s Department, the residents reported they heard a utility terrain vehicle drive by and could hear someone on the UTV “comment about wanting to shoot someone there.” The residents reported a black truck drove by later, with three gunshots coming from the truck.

No one was hit by the gunshots, and no property was reported as hit by the shots, according to the Sheriff’s Department.
More than two hours later, the Sheriff’s Department received a report that the suspect had returned to the area, and a neighbor followed the truck reporting its location.

A vehicle matching the description of the truck was located by a sheriff’s deputy on U.S. 151 around 11:20 p.m. Officers from several police departments, including K-9 officer Diego, conducted a high-risk vehicle contact and detained a man and a woman, according to the Sheriff’s Department.

After more investigation, sheriff’s deputies determined that Wilson had driven by the Rock Road house in Gregory’s truck and fired a shot from a Ruger .357 handgun, according to the sheriff’s department.

The shooting was the second on Rock Road within a month, though Dreckman said the two incidents are not connected.

Jeremy Stonestreet, 35, Mineral Point, faces charges of first-degree recklessly endangering safety in connection with an incident in which Robert Hess, 34, Janesville, was shot in the stomach at 1139 Rock Road June 4.

Stonestreet waived his right to a preliminary hearing July 19. A status conference is set for July 31 at 2 p.m.

Sean L. Fortney, 38, Platteville, also faces charges of disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property in connection with the June 4 incident. Fortney pleaded not guilty to the charges June 24. A status conference is set for Aug. 13 at 2 p.m.