Accused Niagara shooter pleads not guilty


Staff Writer

MARINETTE, Wis. – A Niagara, Wis. man accused of shooting vehicles has entered not guilty pleas to the charges.

Cody J. Rose, 23, pleaded not guilty to 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.

Rose will return to Marinette County Court for a status conference on June 17.

If convicted on the felony counts, Rose could spend up to 35 years in prison.

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

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

Rose is accused of driving to the man’s vehicle, which was parked on the 700 block of Vine Street in Niagara, and using 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 the man’s girlfriend with the rifle.

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