Wagner charged with intimidation, aggravated battery

Omer C. Wagner

FRANCISCO — A Francisco man faces felony charges of aggravated battery, intimidation with a deadly weapon, pointing a firearm and criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon in connection with a disturbance in Francisco early Wednesday morning, according to police.

Charges were filed Thursday in Gibson Circuit Court against Omer C. Wagner, 74, Francisco. Wagner asked Gibson Circuit Judge Jeffrey Meade for additional time to hire an attorney, and Gibson County Deputy Prosecutor Sharon Werne told the court there may be another charge filed for intimidation, along with a request to seize any firearms at Wagner's home.

The judge set bond at $10,000 cash and scheduled a 9 a.m. Dec. 6 progress hearing.

Wagner was arrested after the Gibson County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to a disturbance in the 200 block of South First Street in Francisco at 3:15 a.m. Wednesday.

Deputy Ben Kiesel and Sgt. John Fischer, responded to the incident, reporting after an investigation that Wagner pointed and shot a .22 caliber handgun at a person.

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