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Judge orders trial in Wausau gunshots incident


 A 25-year-old Wausau man accused of firing gunshots that hit houses and a parked car during a verbal confrontation will stand trial.

Marathon County Circuit Judge Mike Moran ruled Wednesday that prosecutors presented enough evidence during a preliminary hearing for Carl Follie to stand trial on two felony counts of first-degree recklessly endangering safety and two misdemeanor counts of endangering safety using a dangerous weapons.

Investigators say Follie fired the shots about 3 a.m. March 23 following a verbal argument that started at a convenience store and moved to a street on the city's east side.

Police said gunshots that Follie fired hit two different houses and a parked car. No one was hurt.

Wausau Police Detective Nate Cihlar said Follie had a state permit to carry a concealed weapon and had a .40-caliber pistol with him.

Follie told investigators he fired over the top of the people confronting him as warning shots because one had a gun, Cihlar said.

Those people, who were not from Wausau, fled the scene and have only been recently identified but not interviewed, Cihlar said Wednesday.

No date was immediately set for Follie to enter pleas to the charges.

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