Gillespie man in Clinton County Jail following battery involving shots fired

CLINTON COUNTY — A 22-year-old Gillespie man is in the Clinton County Jail, following an incident Friday in Carlyle, during which shots were reportedly fired.

Screenshot_2015-08-03-11-05-02According to reports, Michael Lasica was arrested after fleeing a scene in the 21000 block of Dove Lane in Carlyle.

Callers initially advised two shots were fired in an unknown direction and that Lasica had displayed a long gun and threatened lives at the scene.

Witnesses also reported Lasica assaulted a family member by punching him in the mouth before fleeing.

He was formally charged this morning in Clinton County Court with Class 3 felony aggravated battery in a public place and misdemeanor aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Bail for Lasica has been set at $10,000, and he is scheduled for an August 12 first appearance with court appointed counsel.