ROSEBURG, Ore. -- A Roseburg man is in jail, after Sheriff's deputies say he fired a shotgun at two people Tuesday evening.
Officials say that at around 7:00 p.m., deputies responded to a residence in the 5000 block of Old Melrose Road, to a report of a shot being fired.
Deputies arrived and contacted James Ganzini, 45, and Tracy Harper, 43, who told them they were helping a friend move out of a cottage on the property.
They told authorities that Ganzini was carrying an armload of items, when Dean Simpson, 69, who lives in a trailer on the property, pointed a shotgun at them and fired once. Deputies say the round struck the front of the main residence, narrowly missing Ganzini and Harper.
Douglas County Sheriff's Deputy Dwes Hutson says they still don't know exactly why Simpson fired at the people. "The way I understand it is, this guy had been watching them all day. Whether he was trying to scare them or what he was trying to do, I don't know."
Deputies took Simpson into custody without incident and lodged him in the Douglas County Jail on charges of Menacing, Recklessly Endangering, Pointing a Firearm at Another and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.
Officials say they found where the shot damaged the home, and they seized a 12-gauge shotgun from the scene.
Ganzini and Harper were not injured.