FRANKLIN COUNTY — A 29-year-old Buckner man was arrested over the weekend in connection with the discharge of a firearm during an alleged domestic violence incident.

According to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department, Cody W. Crews was arrested Saturday night on two counts domestic battery, interference with the reporting of domestic violence and reckless discharge of a firearm.

Sheriff Kyle Bacon says deputies responded around 9:40 p.m. Saturday after a caller reported the alleged suspect in the incident was in possession of a firearm and had discharged the weapon.

Deputies requested assistance from area municipal departments and also contacted EMS to stage.  The Illinois State Police also dispatched troopers.

Upon arrival deputies located the involved parties and determined that the suspect was no longer in possession of the firearm, but had discharged the gun in close proximity to other individuals that were on scene. Deputies and other officers on scene began collecting information.

As a result of the incident, Crews was placed under arrest and was taken to the Franklin County Jail where he awaits the formal filing of charges in the case.