Derek Donoho, 46, Fredonia, has been charged with multiple felony offenses from a November 23 incident concerning the alleged discharging of a gun around children.

Fredonia Town Marshal Bayden Grover said while the incident is still under investigation, Donoho allegedly brandished a weapon in the house when seven children were present. Shots were discharged outside of the home.

Eleven felony charges were filed by the Coconino County Attorney David Rozema which included; aggravated assault; (pointing a pistol at a child under 15’s chest); child abuse; unlawful discharge of a firearm at a residence, (from the back door); unlawful discharge of a firearm within a residence while intoxicated; child abuse; and six counts of endangerment.

Donoho was taken into custody, and then transported to the Kane County Public Safety Facility in Kanab. He has since been transferred to the Coconino County Jail in Flagstaff.

His arraignment will be on December 9 in the Coconino County Superior Court, Division 5, Flagstaff, Arizona.

The formal charges:

Aggravated Assault – Derek Donoho committed assault against a child under the age of fifteen years, by intentionally placing him in reasonable apprehension of imminent physical injury, using a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument, to wit: by pointing a pistol at his chest, a class 2 felony and dangerous crime against children.

Child Abuse – On or about 11/23/2013, under circumstances likely to produce death or serious physical injury, Derek Donoho intentionally or knowingly, caused a child under fifteen years of age, to suffer physical injury or, having the care or custody caused or permitted his person or health to be injured, or caused or permitted to be placed in a situation where his person or health was endangered, to wit: by pointing a pistol at his chest, a class 2 felony and dangerous crime against children.

Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm at a Residence – On or about 11/23/2013, Derek Donoho with criminal negligence, discharged a firearm within or into the limits of a municipality to wit: from the backdoor of 125 W. Piute Drive, Fredonia, a class 6 felony.

Disorderly Conduct with Weapon – On or about 11/23/2013, Derek Donoho, with intent to disturb the peace or quiet of a neighborhood, family or person, or with knowledge of doing so recklessly handled, displayed or discharged a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument to wit: by causing a pistol to discharge within the residence at 125 Piute while intoxicated, a pistol, a class 6 felony.

Child Abuse – On or about 11/23/2013, under circumstances likely to produce death or serious physical injury, Derek Donoho recklessly, caused a child under fifteen years of age, to suffer physical injury or, having the care or custody caused or permitted his person or health to be injured, or caused or permitted to be placed in a situation where his person or health was endangered, to wit: by causing a pistol to discharge within the residence at 125 Piute while intoxicated, a class 3 dangerous felony.