ELKO – A dispute between a landlord and a tenant took a dangerous turn when two Montello men brought firearms to the argument on Monday night.
Todd Corbin, 55, and William Kremer, 67, were both arrested for their roles in the dispute that started when Corbin showed up on Kremer’s property to help his wife move, according to the sheriff’s office.
Kremer allegedly had a shotgun in his hands when Corbin arrived on the property and demanded that everyone get off of his property, according to Undersheriff Ron Supp.
Feeling threatened, Corbin then grabbed a hunting rifle from his truck and fired a shot that narrowly missed Kremer’s head.
Corbin then warned Kremer that he would shoot Kremer if he did not leave, Supp said. Kremer then left the area.
Supp said Kremer was arrested for his role in escalating the conflict.
“If the one guy wouldn’t have brought a gun the one guy may not have brought out a gun. One thing led to another,” he said.
Supp also noted that the sheriff’s office handles a lot of disputes like this that do not escalate to this point.
“We actually handle a lot of landlord-tenant type of things but we don’t normally have this kind of problem,” he said. “I can’t even think of the last time we had something like this.”
Both parties involved were charged with assault with a deadly weapon while Corbin was also charged for discharging his gun.
Corbin’s bail was set at $40,000 and Kremer’s was set at $20,000.