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Weekend shooting incidents

Marion police were called for reports of shots fired at least three times over the weekend.

A report of shots fired at 3 a.m. Saturday from the Washington School Apartments at 509 E. Bradford St. resulted in police collecting two shell casings from the west side of the apartment building. No damage could be found, and police do not have any suspects at this time, Capt. Robin Young of MPD said.

Saturday night, police were called to a home at 1605 S. Gallatin St. for a report of shots fired. The house had been shot multiple times from outside. Police collected 28 shell casings nearby and interviewed neighbors but have no suspects at this time, Young said.

Another report of shots fired that same night resulted in an arrest at 402 W. 27th St. An officer saw James Lewis Markus Smith, 29, holding a .223 rifle and held Smith at gunpoint until more officers arrived, Young said. The casings found in the area matched the type of rifle Smith was carrying. A stolen handgun was also found in Smith's vehicle. He was arrested and was released on bond from the Grant County Jail. Smith is charged with resisting law enforcement, possession of stolen property, criminal recklessness with a firearm, possession of a handgun without a license and possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon.

-- Carolyn Muyskens

Marion woman survives overdose

Amber Lake, 23, survived a suspected heroin overdose Saturday morning. Police found Lake pale with blue lips and breathing heavily when they arrived at 1200 S. Hendricks Ave. just after midnight. MPD Capt. Robin Young was unsure if she was given doses of Narcan. The woman was taken to MGH for treatment, where she told police she had been using heroin. 

-- Carolyn Muyskens