Charges: St. Clair man fired gun at imaginary intruders
Sean Marble, Blue Earth County Jail

A man is accused of firing a gun at imaginary intruders inside a St. Clair home.

Sean Thomas Marble, 31, of St. Clair, was charged Monday in the incident, which happened early on New Year’s Day at a residence off of Highway 83.

A criminal complaint says Marble called police at 5:10 a.m. to report there were two intruders inside the home, and that he had fired at them with a shotgun.

A witness said it was only he and Marble in the home.   Marble had grabbed his shotgun and fired a round from the top of the stairs, according to the witness, who said Marble had been “acting delusional lately.”  The witness said Marble was seeing and hearing things and talking to people who aren’t there.  The complaint says the witness had recently tried to take Marble to the emergency room, but they were full.

Police found an expended shotgun shell on the basement stairs, according to court documents.  Investigators say shotgun shells had ricocheted off the floor and down the hallway.  Police located the shotgun, according to the complaint.

According to the complaint, the home is located in St. Clair city limits, and police had responded to similar calls hours before the incident.

Marble has been charged with felony counts of intentional discharge of a dangerous weapon and reckless discharge of a firearm within a municipality.  He is currently in custody at the Blue Earth County Jail.




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