Waynesboro Man Charged After Firing Shotgun into Neighbor’s Home, While they Slept


A Waynesboro man, identified as Timothy Honeywell, has been charged by the Franklin County police for allegedly firing a shotgun into his neighbors’ home. The incident occurred on April 12 around 3:30 a.m., and Honeywell is now facing multiple charges following a thorough investigation conducted by the Waynesboro Police.

According to a criminal complaint affidavit filed by investigators, the victims contacted the police after hearing a gunshot and discovering apparent bullet holes in the front of their residence. Upon arriving at the scene, responding officers observed the bullet holes and found shotgun wadding nearby. The complaint further states that five individuals were inside the home at the time of the shooting, and the projectiles traveled over their beds as they slept.

Investigating officers determined that the trajectory of the bullet holes indicated the shot originated from an elevated position. They also noticed that the home across the street, where Honeywell resided, had two broken windows on the second floor. Using trajectory rods, the police verified that the shots were fired from one of the broken windows.

During the initial interview with Honeywell, he denied owning any firearms, but later admitted to possessing a handgun. He initially refused to consent to a search of his home. Honeywell attributed the broken windows to a falling closet door in his bedroom, according to the police.

Subsequently, the police obtained a search warrant for Honeywell’s residence after he admitted to owning a handgun. They conducted tests on his room, clothing, and person to check for gunshot residue, as stated in the complaint.

On April 18, an attorney representing Honeywell contacted the police on his behalf, indicating that Honeywell did not wish to provide an in-person statement. However, the attorney claimed that the shooting was accidental and occurred while Honeywell was attempting to clean his shotgun.

When requested to surrender the firearm, Honeywell allegedly handed over a black bag containing a disassembled shotgun, which was later found to be missing the barrel, according to police reports.

Further testing confirmed the presence of gunshot residue on Honeywell, his clothing, and the window from which the shot was fired.

Police estimated the damage to the neighbor’s home at $821.

Honeywell now faces charges including five counts of reckless endangerment, one count of discharging a firearm into an occupied structure, one count of criminal mischief, and one count of tampering with evidence. The legal proceedings will determine the outcome of these charges, holding Honeywell accountable for his alleged actions.


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