Crime & Courts

Marengo man fired gun across Ritz Road, police say

Michael J. Coursey, 59, of the 11200 block of West Grant Highway, Marengo.
Michael J. Coursey, 59, of the 11200 block of West Grant Highway, Marengo.

None were injured Wednesday when police say a 59-year-old man fired several gunshots across Ritz Road in Marengo.

McHenry County sheriff's officers and Marengo police responded at 12:07 a.m. Wednesday to the 22100 block of Marengo for a complaint of shots being fired, according to a news release.

Police learned that a man who lives in the area, Michael J. Coursey, fired a Smith and Wesson 9 mm handgun four to five times for unknown reasons, according to the release and court documents.

Coursey, of the 22100 block of West Grant Highway, is accused of firing a 9 mm Smith and Wesson handgun across Ritz Road, according to a criminal complaint filed in McHenry County Court.

Officers recovered a handgun and ammunition from the scene, the release stated.

Coursey did not have a concealed carry license,

Coursey is charged in McHenry County court with reckless discharge of a firearm, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and disorderly conduct.

He remained at the McHenry County Jail Thursday evening on a $15,000 bond. Coursey would need to post $1,500 bail to be released.

The most serious charge, reckless discharge of a firearm, typically is punishable by as many as three years in prison.

Coursey is scheduled to make his next court appearance on May 16 in McHenry County.

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