A Sanford man was arrested Tuesday morning after allegedly firing a gun from a motel balcony.

Matthew Chapman

Matthew Chapman

Police were called to the Oakwood Inn and Motel at 945 Main St. just after 1:20 a.m. for a report of gunshots in the area. When officers arrived, they heard gunshots and found evidence of a handgun being fired from a second-story balcony at the motel.

No one was injured in the incident.

Matthew Chapman, 30, who was in the room, was arrested on a charge of reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon, a Class C felony.

He was taken to York County Jail in Alfred, where he was released after posting $500 cash bail.

Police obtained a search warrant for the motel room and found a .38-caliber handgun and ammunition.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to call Detective Eric Small at 324-9170, ext. 227.


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