Franklin man arrested for firing gun at Brown County State Park campsite

One of Brown County State Park's campsites (picture from Brown County State Park website)
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A 22-year-old Franklin man was arrested Monday for firing a gun in a Brown County State Park campground.

Indiana Conservation officers arrested Ken Takamure on a charge of criminal recklessness with a firearm, a Class D felony, and possession of a handgun without a permit, a Class A misdemeanor.

Officers were called to the campground at around 10:00 pm Monday after a group of campers noticed a man acting strangely and carrying a handgun. As they left the campsite to report what they saw, they heard the man fire the gun. It's unclear how many times the gun was fired.

No one was hurt and no property was damaged.

Takamure was taken into custody and is being held at the Brown County Jail.

"Brown County State Park is Indiana's most visited State Park. I have been working this area for over thirty years and this is the first time I have ever dealt with this type of situation. Even though it is legal to carry a properly permitted handgun in the park, we have never had anyone discharge a firearm in the campground," said Officer Jeff Atwood.