Madison Township, PA – A Rimersburg man is in jail after allegedly firing a rifle during a fight on the 4th of July in Madison Township, Clarion County.

Police say it happened just before 10 a.m. Tuesday at a home along State Route 68.

60-year-old Dennis Reesman of Rimersburg reportedly went to the property and approached the owner, Donald Thorpe, with a rifle.

Reesman allegedly pointed the rifle at Thorpe. Thorpe grabbed at the firearm, and it discharged. The bullet missed him and struck a nearby object. The fight continued for a while after, and eventually Reesman fled the scene.

Thorpe contacted State Police in Clarion, and Reesman was taken into custody later at an undisclosed location. He was placed in the Clarion County Jail after failing to post $500,000 bail.