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EPHRATA, Pa.– Police have charged two people that reportedly fired guns in close proximity to houses as well as causing damage to a parked car.

Alicia Swope, 30, and Joel Stout, 34, of Ephrata are charged with reckless endangerment from the incident. Additionally, Stout faces charges of carrying a firearm without a license and criminal mischief among others.

On February 17 at approximately 3:00 a.m., police investigated an incident involving people discharging firearms in close proximity to houses. It was found that either Swope or Stout had shot the hood and engine compartment of a parked car in the 100 block of Ridge Avenue.

Damage to the vehicle was estimated to be approximately $8250.00.

Swope was arraigned and received unsecured bail while Stout was arraigned and taken to Lancaster County Prison in lieu of $25,000 bail.