A Tioga, Illinois, man was arrested for firing numerous gun shots into the air over several area homes.
Sheriff Scott Bentzinger said it happened early Sunday morning at 12:05 a.m.
Hancock County deputies responded to the area of 90 N. County Road 830 for the report of a man shooting a handgun from a residential front porch.
Deputies spoke with witnesses in the area and learned that 27-year-old James "Mat” Mason from Tioga, was the man seen firing the handgun.
Deputies made contact with Mason and placed him under arrest for Reckless Discharge of a Firearm.
Deputies collected more firearms as evidence and safekeeping from Mason’s residence.
Mason was placed in Hancock County Jail on the Class Four Felony charge.
Mason remains in jail awaiting a bond hearing.