Police say a Waterville man faces felony charges for firing a pistol several times into the air as part of his Independence Day celebration.
Police say they received a report about 4 a.m. Saturday of a man firing a handgun outside a Main Street apartment building.
After police arrived, they arrested 46-year-old Gregory Markey and confiscated a 9-millimeter semiautomatic pistol.
Police say Markey told them that he fired the gun because he was homesick and missed his family and because ":that’s how he celebrated the Fourth of July where he came from.":
Police say Markey, who was released on bail, is originally from Indianapolis.