Charges filed in Niagara shooting


Staff Writer

MARINETTE, Wis. – A Niagara, Wis. man has been charged with criminal offenses following a shooting incident that occurred last week in Niagara.

Cody J. Rose, 22, faces one felony count of discharge a firearm at a vehicle, one felony count of burglary to a building or dwelling, one felony count of recklessly endangering safety-second degree, two misdemeanor counts of criminal damage to property, and one misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct.

If convicted on all counts, he could spend up to 35 years in prison.

Rose is scheduled for an initial appearance in Marinette County Court on Feb. 4.

The charges stem from a Jan. 18 incident in Niagara.

According to the criminal complaint in the case, witnesses said that Rose was angry with another man for stealing from him.

Rose allegedly drove to the 700 block of Vine Street in Niagara, where the man’s vehicle was parked outside of Bennett’s Roadhouse Saloon, and used a rifle to shoot the windows and the passenger side of the vehicle.

Another vehicle that was parked next to the man’s vehicle sustained gunshot damage to its front passenger side window.

The vehicle owners were not present when the shooting occurred.

The complaint also alleges that around the same time, Rose entered the man’s residence in the town of Niagara and threatened his girlfriend with the rifle.

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