Man Charged in TV Shooting Incident
ST. CLOUD -- A St. Cloud man has been charged with five felony counts after a shooting incident last week. The incident happened in the 10 block of 20th Avenue South at 10:00 p.m. Thursday.
Thirty-six-year-old William White is accused shooting a television six times with a .40-caliber handgun after getting upset over a sports jersey.
White has a past criminal history prohibiting him from possessing a gun. He is charged with two counts of second degree assault with a gun, two counts of terroristic threats reckless-disregard, and one count of illegal gun possession.
According to the criminal complaint, White walked into the bedroom and fired five shots toward the television as two women and an infant were watching TV. Records show there were seven children present during the shooting.
Police arrived to find three bullet holes in the TV, two more in the dresser below it and shell casings at the scene. Police say they found the handgun stored above the doorway.
White left the scene after the shooting and was found at another residence in the 400 block of 14th Avenue North. He was arrested and booked into the Stearns County Jail.