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Jathon Musella was arrested for allegedly using a bow to shoot arrows at vehicles in Big Bear.  (Contributed photo by San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department)

A man was arrested for allegedly using a bow to shoot arrows at vehicles, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.

On Aug. 18 at about 2:27 p.m., the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station received a report of a man sitting on the tailgate of a truck, pointing and shooting a bow and arrow into the street and at vehicles in the vicinity of North Sierra Avenue and North Shore Drive in Big Bear City. Deputies arrived and spoke with the man, 37-year-old Jathon Musella.

Musella was found to be in possession of bows and arrows; however, he was not actively pointing or shooting them at the time deputies spoke with him and no damage was found in the immediate area. The case was forwarded to the Detective Bureau of the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station for further investigation.

As a result of the investigation, detectives served a search warrant at a residence in the 100 block of E. North Shore Drive at about 2:30 p.m. on Aug. 23. During the search, several bows were seized for evidentiary purposes, along with bolts and arrow tips.

Musella was taken into custody without incident and booked into the Big Bear Jail on a felony charge of willfully projecting an object at a vehicle with the intent to cause great bodily injury. Musella remains in custody in lieu of $25,000 bail with an arraignment hearing scheduled for Aug. 27 in San Bernardino County Superior Court.

This matter remains under investigation to determine if there are any unreported victims who may have been targeted by Musella. Persons who believe they were a victim of this crime or have additional information pertaining to this case are urged to contact Det. A. Montbriand at (909) 866-0100. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous can report information through WETIP by calling (800)-78-CRIME or online at www.wetip.com.

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