Waterville Man Arrested 

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 &quot:that’s how he celebrated the Fourth of July where he came from.&quot:

Police say Markey, who was released on bail, is originally from Indianapolis.