A La Plata County man who fired several rifle shots into a familys home last summer pleaded guilty Thursday to illegal discharge of a firearm.
Sam L. Wayson, 26, is facing one to six years in prison after signing a plea agreement with the 6th Judicial District Attorneys Office.
The incident occurred about 12:15 a.m. Aug. 5 at the Durango Regency Mobile Home Park, about 10 miles north of Durango.
Wayson apparently was upset about a barking dog and fired multiple shots at a home.
A man, a woman and their 6-year-old son were inside the home at the time of the shooting. All three were asleep in the same bed.
Several bullets pierced the bedroom wall. One bullet hit the side of the mattress and another hit a glass light fixture above the bed, sending shards onto the bed.
No one was injured.
Family members were unaware of the shooting until they awoke the next morning and saw bullet holes in the wall. They had assumed the light broke from an electrical surge.
Investigators later that morning traced the trajectory of the bullet holes to a home occupied by Wayson.
Inside the house was a .22-caliber rifle and spent shells. Wayson was wearing a blanket wrapped around his waist and had a very strong odor of alcohol, according to an arrest affidavit.
Wayson denied shooting the rifle and declined to answer any questions.
He was arrested and booked into the La Plata County Jail.
Wayson shot at the wrong house; The barking dog belonged to a neighbor.