Columbus corrections officer accused in shooting incident

Indiana State Police are accusing a Columbus corrections officer of firing a shot that went through a wall of his own home and into a neighbor’s bedroom where two children were sleeping.

Troopers are reporting that the incident happened on January 11th on Alan Drive in Columbus. 19-year-old Nicholas L. Wright is accused of firing the shot that ended up lodged inside a toy in the neighbor’s children’s room. And he is also being accused of altering the scene to cover up the incident and then lying to investigators about the situation.

Wright is facing charges of criminal recklessness and obstruction of justice.

Indiana State Police detectives investigated the case after it was found that Wright worked in the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department.