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Man charged after allegedly discharging firearm in Lostant

LOSTANT — John M. Buchanan, 64, of 137 Bush Drive, Elwood, was charged with aggravated assault after a dispute where he discharged a firearm toward a vehicle around 8:45 p.m. Oct. 22 at Dave’s Lost Ant in Lostant, according to Lostant police.

Around 8:45 p.m. Oct. 22, Lostant police and other agencies were dispatched for an active shooter at Dave’s Lost Ant. Lostant police arrive on scene within one minute of receiving the call.

The offender had left the scene just prior to officer’s arrival.

Buchanan had traveled from Elwood to Lostant to confront someone for the dispute, said Lostant Police Chief Brad Anderson. Elwood is about an hour and 20 minutes away from Lostant.

Buchanan was found shortly after midnight Oct. 23 at his home by Elwood police, Anderson said. Later that day, Elwood police conducted a search warrant of his home and recovered the firearm, but the type of firearm wasn’t immediately available.

He was transported to LaSalle County jail awaiting a bond hearing. Further charges may also be filed against Buchanan stemming from the incident.

Lostant police thank the following agencies for their assistance at the scene: Marshall and LaSalle county sheriff’s offices and Wenona and Toluca police departments.

Lostant police also thanked Elwood police department for assisting in the apprehension of Buchanan as well as further investigation into the matter.

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