Sheep dispute in Oakland leads to arrest

A 38-year-old Oakland man who reported a neighbor shot at him while he was trying to retrieve his sheep was arrested Thursday on a warrant, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.

Eric Lloyd Percell called the sheriff’s office shortly before 7:30 p.m. and alleged his neighbor fired a shotgun at him in the 800 block of De Costa Lane.

Earlier in day, at 4:44 p.m., the neighbor called the sheriff’s office to report that Percell’s sheep were trespassing on his property.

A sheriff’s deputy concluded the report of a shotgun blast was unfounded and arrested Percell on a warrant charging him with misdemeanor contempt of court in an unrelated matter.

Percell was booked into the Douglas County Jail and released on $1,450 bail.

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