- Associated Press - Saturday, June 25, 2016

CLEVELAND, Tenn. (AP) - A firefighter and police officer from Florida and a Tennessee restaurant owner are accused of striking three Bradley County homes while shooting at a 5-gallon jug on top of a trailer.

The three face multiple felony reckless endangerment counts.

The Sun Sentinel reports (https://bit.ly/28X86b1) Stephanie Silk is a firefighter and paramedic in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Cejay Hammack is a police officer in Plantation, Florida. Christopher Majeske, the restaurant owner, is from Cleveland.

Bradley County Sheriff’s Office spokesman James Bradford told WRCB-TV (https://bit.ly/28UCTQo) the three were on Majeske’s property shooting an AR-15 rifle and two pistols toward the woods around midnight on June 8.

“Our deputies who got to the scene observed bullets striking trees and various objects around those residences,” Bradford told the Sun Sentinel. The neighbors were evacuated and no one was injured, but deputies found bullet holes in three homes.

“We didn’t know if someone was in the wood line or was targeting these residents for some reason,” Bradford said. “It’s a horrible situation.”

A police report says the three believed they were shooting in a safe manner. They all bonded out of jail the day of their arrest and are awaiting an Aug. 23 hearing in Bradley County General Sessions Court.

Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue Deputy Chief Timothy Heiser said Silk has been with the department since 2007 and is “a model employee, a great medic, a great firefighter.” She has been on vacation but will be put on paid administrative leave when she returns.

Hammack is a patrol officer hired by Plantation Police in 2013. She is on restricted duty, pending the outcome of both her court case and the agency’s internal affairs investigation, Sgt. Craig Stalker said.

Majeske referred calls to his lawyer in Tennessee, Scott Kanavos, who did not return messages from the Sun Sentinel.

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