Update 4:30 p.m. Monday: Fairfax County Police said no shots were fired from outside Robert Epperson's home during the Sept. 26 incident for which he was arrested.
Update 3:49 p.m.: Robert Horton Epperson is no longer being held at the Adult Detention Center, according to a spokesperson.
Original: An Oakton man arrested for firing a rifle in his home has a $5,000 bond set after an arraignment Thursday morning.
At the arraignment, Robert Horton Epperson, 50, of Geneva Hill Court, was formally charged on three counts: reckless handling of a firearm, unlawfully discharging a firearm and discharging a firearm in public.
Fairfax County Police have not yet responded to questions regarding whether Epperson shot his rifle outside the home.
Epperson has not yet posted the $5,000 bond and is being held at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 2 p.m. Nov. 7.
Officers responded to the Hannah Farm neighborhood home around 1 a.m. Wednesday after a report of shots fired.
Epperson, who reportedly showed signs of alcohol intoxication, was alone in the home and cooperated with police, said Lucy Caldwell, spokesperson for FCPD.
Last week, Epperson was arrested at the intersection of Hannah Farm Road and Lasswade Lane for driving while intoxicated and concealing a weapon while intoxicated. In the Sept. 17 incident, police used a stun gun to subdue Epperson, who had reportedly taken actions during his field sobriety tests to give the officer cause to use the stun gun. Details on those actions were not released.
Epperson was released from the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center on $2,500 bond Sept. 20 after last week's charges.