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Gunshot puts a hole in townhome wall

One Farmington resident found a bullet hole in their home. The neighbor went to jail for drug possession.

Charges of fifth degree drug possession and reckless charge of a firearm are pending against 22-year-old Bounma Xayachack of Farmington, who has been in custody in the Dakota County jail since March 21.

According to Farmington police chief Brian Lindquist, a resident living in a townhouse on the southeast section of Farmington called police around 9:30 p.m. Friday night to report they had found bullet holes in a wall and ceiling in their home.

Police responded to the home. Evidence at the scene indicated that "a projectile from a weapon had passed through the wall and ceiling" of the resident's home, Lindquist said. The holes passed through a joining wall between two townhouse units.

Officers went to the unit next door and attempted to make contact with any occupants inside. Through their efforts, police found evidence that led them to believe a search warrant was necessary to search the home.

Details of the search have not been made public since charges are still pending. Xayachack was taken into custody on drug and weapons charges Monday. His first scheduled court appearance was Wednesday.

Michelle Leonard

Michelle Leonard joined the Woodbury Bulletin staff in November, 2014, after 14 years covering news for the Bulletin's sister publication, the Farmington Rosemount Independent Town Pages.  Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications: News-Editorial from Mankato State University in 1991. She is an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary Clifford Larson Unit 189 of Farmington, and served as the 2014-15 Third District President to the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Minnesota. Michelle is also the volunteer coordinator for the Minnesota Newspaper Museum which is open annually during the Minnesota State Fair. She has earned Minnesota Newspaper Association awards in Investigative Reporting, Local News Coverage, Feature Photography and Column Writing. 

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