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Oakton Man Arrested for Firing Gun in His Home

Robert Epperson was released last week after being charged with DWI, concealing a weapon

Oakton Man Arrested for Firing Gun in His Home

UPDATE (2:30 p.m. Thursday): A $5,000 bond has been set and two charges added against Robert Epperson after an arraignment this morning. Click here for the full story.

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UPDATE (8:19 p.m.): An arraignment, in which Robert Epperson will be formally charged, is set for 8:45 a.m. Thursday. Though he currently has no bond set, the judge could set one at the arraignment, a spokesperson with the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center said.

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An Oakton man was arrested Wednesday morning after discharging a rifle in his home on Geneva Hill Court, police said. 

Robert Epperson, 50, has been charged with reckless handling of a firearm. 

Fairfax County Police responded to the Hannah Farm neighborhood home around 1 a.m. today after a report of shots fired.

Epperson, who reportedly showed signs of alcohol intoxication, was alone in the home and cooperated with police, said Lucy Caldwell, spokesperson for FCPD.

Last week, Epperson was arrested at the intersection of Hannah Farm Road and Lasswade Lane for driving while intoxicated and concealing a weapon while intoxicated. In the Sept. 17 incident, police used a stun gun to subdue Epperson, who had reportedly taken actions during his field sobriety tests to give the officer cause to use the stun gun. Details on those actions were not released.

Epperson was released from the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center on $2,500 bond Sept. 20 after last week's charges. Epperson is now being held at the jail until his hearing, scheduled for 2 p.m. Nov. 7, according to a detention center spokesperson. 

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