Man arrested for damaging property, firing shots

A 20 year old man is facing firearms and operating while intoxicated charges following a weekend incident near Yale. The St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department says Justin Nicholas Sample is accused of striking several mailboxes and shooting at a house in the 11700 block of Yale Road multiple times.  The suspect was taken into custody early Sunday morning by Yale Police who discovered a 16 gauge shotgun, several rounds of shotgun ammunition, and two spent shotgun shells in the vehicle. He was lodged in the St. Clair County Jail and was released on a $10,000 bond Tuesday.  Sample is expected to face charges including reckless use of a firearm, firing at an occupied building, and operating while intoxicated – second offense.