A Wyandotte man has been charged with discharging a firearm into a residence after a former conviction.

Deputies with the Ottawa County Sheriff's Office say Kevin Lee Barton, 28, of rural Wyandotte shot at his neighbor's house with a .22-caliber rifle several times after getting into a verbal altercation with the residents.

Authorities were dispatched to 17441 S. Oklahoma Highway 10 on April 28 after a report of someone shooting at the residence.

When authorities arrived, Barton was behind his home visibly intoxicated and holding a rifle, according to police reports. OHP Trooper Brian McSlarrow ordered Barton to drop the gun and surrender.

A woman at Barton's residence told authorities that she heard Barton and a neighbor arguing and, a short time later, she heard gunshots.

The reporting party told authorities that Barton had come into her yard sometime before noon on April 28 and began yelling threats at her and her live-in boyfriend.

At approximately 12:30, the woman said she was outside when she heard a gunshot from the direction of Barton's residence.

The woman said she went back inside her home and, a short time later, she opened her front door and saw Barton standing beside a car with a gun in his hand.

After closing the door, the woman said she began hearing more gunshots. She told authorities that she heard glass break on the garage door and a bullet hit the front door.

The woman said she picked up her 4-year-old son and ran out the back door to call for help.

Two other resident's said they saw Barton standing in the front yard with a gun just before the shooting began.

On Sept. 13, 2006, Barton was convicted of possession of a firearm while on probation and sentenced to two years. His sentence was suspended. Barton now faces 20 years in prison.