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Missouri judge's son in Sarpy jail

Posted at 12:37 PM, Feb 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-17 13:41:47-05

A man accused of firing shots at a Bellevue apartment complex had his first court appearance Wednesday in Sarpy County.

A judge set a bond for $100,000 for Zachary Fischer, 26, relating to the incident and previous run-ins with the law.

The man is the son of Missouri Supreme Court Judge Zel Fischer, according to Missouri news media.

During the brief appearance, details revealed Fischer had been on probation relating to a DUI incident.

His attorney Denise Frost asked for the bond to be lowered to $50,000 – citing mental health issue but she did not go into details.

However, the judge sided with the county prosecutor's appeal.

“In looking at the affidavit the arrest it indicates that the defendant had a rifle in hand,” says Laurie Burgess, a deputy county attorney. “[He] knocked on someone's door. When the person answered the door the defendant allegedly pointed the rifle at the victim."

Last Friday, the Bellevue Police Department says, officers responded to a call about a man armed with a gun at an apartment complex near 29th Avenue and S. Crawford Street say they heard shots fired and later found Fischer with a rifle.

Fischer is now facing charges of terroristic threats and use of a weapon to commit a felony.