Posted 3/14/23

A Loretto man has been arrested for shooting into an occupied home in Athens last week.

Authorities say that Micheal Dale McConnell, 58 of Loretto, was arrested and charged with two counts of discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling.

Authorities say investigators responded and located 19 rifle casings in the driveway and 19 bullet holes in the home and a vehicle. The home was occupied at the time of the incident.

During the investigation McConnell was identified as a suspect and located. The Sheriff’s office said McConnell voluntarily provided investigators with the rifle allegedly used in the shooting.

McConnell has been released from the Limestone County Detention center on a $45,000 bond.