Weapons charges

A Front Royal woman was arrested on weapons charges last week following a report of an alleged domestic incident involving a gun.

Alisa Carson, 41, of 17 Church St., was charged with reckless handling of a firearm and discharging a firearm within an occupied dwelling.

Police responded to Carson’s address for the report and were told a gun was fired inside the apartment, according to the criminal complaint. 

Carson initially denied firing a gun but after she was arrested she said what happened was an accident, the complaint states. She dropped the magazine out of the gun, thought it was empty and pulled the trigger and the gun went off, according to the complaint.

Police found an empty .22-caliber shell casing on a blanket on the bed and a .22-caliber gun on the bed partially in a case, the complaint states. A hole located in a wall above a small dresser and the bed was consistent with a bullet hole, and where the casing was located the gun would have had to have been fired in that direction, the complaint states.

A 9mm handgun was also found inside a drawer, the complaint states.

Carson was released from custody on a $5,000 bond and is due in Warren County General District Court at 10 a.m. May 4.

Rape charge

A Front Royal man is facing a charge of raping a child less than 13 years old. 

Robert Jones, 57, of 1400 N. Shenandoah Ave. Room 107, was charged Friday after Front Royal police investigated an alleged incident that involved intercourse with a child, according to the criminal complaint.

Jones admitted to having sexual intercourse with the child on numerous occasions,  the complaint states. The incident allegedly occurred on or about Oct. 31, 2016, in Front Royal, according to the warrant.

Jones remains in custody at Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail without bond and is due in Warren County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court at 3 p.m. April 29.

Contact Charles Paullin at cpaullin@nvdaily.com