Police: Neighborly dispute involves shotgun, bow and arrows, alcohol


BARNSTABLE, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) – A 31-year-old Marston Mills man, involved in a dispute with his neighbor, reportedly used a shotgun to fire several shots at the neighbor's car, shooting out the windshield, police said.

Police responded to the Marston Mills neighborhood around 3:18 a.m. after receiving several calls regarding gunshots in the area of Gooseberry Lane.

Dwayne Peters was reportedly walking in the area with a shotgun when police officers arrived on scene.

When Peters saw the cruiser, he reportedly charged the vehicle and threw himself on the hood; however, officers were able to take the suspect into custody and arrested without further incident.

Officers seized the shotgun and several spent shotgun shells from the scene.

Upon further investigation, officers learned that Peters had been having a dispute with his neighbor, Nathan Hess. It is not clear who initiated and who retaliated, but Hess is accused of using a bow and arrows to shoot out the windows of Peters' truck.

Hess will be summonsed for malicious destruction of property over $250 for damaging Peters' truck. According to property records, Hess reportedly lives at 47 Gooseberry Lane.

Both suspects had been drinking before the shotgun and bow and arrows were seized.

The incident is under investigation.