A Wareham, Massachusetts man is facing charges after allegedly firing at police officers with a rifle during an incident Friday.
Wareham police said officers were dispatched to County Road Recycling on County Road following a report of a trespasser Friday afternoon.
The officers were unable to locate him after searching the area, but while conducting an investigation, heard three gun shots and realized they were being fired at, police said.
The officers ran toward the gun fire and saw a male on Reed Road carrying a rifle, according to police. One of the officers ordered the male to put down the weapon, but he refused to comply, authorities said.
According to police, an officer drew his firearm and ordered the man to put the weapon down. The man allegedly refused and began to walk to a camper, when the officers followed.
Police said the man eventually put the rifle down inside the camper at which point officers placed him in custody. After a search, the officers found a 500-round box of .22 caliber rifle ammunition.
Gregory W. Schroth, 40, of Wareham, was arrested and charged for assault with intent to murder, possession of a firearm without a FID care, possession of ammunition without a FID card and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling.
Schroth is being held on $50,000 bail and is pending arraignment with the Wareham District Court on Monday.