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Arrest made in shots fired incident in Brighton

BRIGHTON — An arrest has been made nearly three weeks after a subject discharged a firearm from a vehicle, striking a mailbox.

On Sunday, July 21, the Washington County Sheriff’s office and Washington County Conservation personnel responded to the scene at 1741 Hwy 78 in Brighton where it was reported a subject discharged a firearm from a moving vehicle. The Iowa State Patrol and law enforcement from Jefferson and Louisa counties responded to assist in locating the vehicle.

The Sheriff’s office executed a search warrant at 608 E Second St. at approximately 10:05 p.m., that same day, with assistance from the City of Washington Police Department and Iowa Department of Natural Resources. There was also a welfare check at that address earlier in the day.

According to a news release from the Washington County Communications Center, Tracey Alan Lukins, 50, of Washington, was placed under arrest after an interview was conducted on Aug. 2. Lukins has been charged with harassment in the first degree, reckless use of a firearm with property damage, intimidation with a dangerous weapon to provoke, possession of a controlled substance (marijuana) first offense, possession of drug paraphernalia and criminal mischief in the fifth degree.

A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.