A man recently was cited for illegally discharging a firearm within the municipal limits while outside in broad daylight in a residential area on the northwest side of the city, police said.

Troy Nelms, 61, of the 1200 block of Jeffreys Court, is due on Aug. 20 in District Court to answer for what is a misdemeanor offense, Cpl. Clay Wilder said.

Nelms became a focus of an investigation after officers at 12:36 p.m. on May 28 responded to a report of shots fired, Wilder said.

Officers obtained and executed a search warrant, went to Nelms' residence and ended up confiscating a .22-caliber rifle, a 12-gauge shotgun and a .38-caliber revolver, Wilder said.

State Public Safety Records also show Nelms has a history dating back to 1985 and extending to 2001, all in Nash County.

Specifically, the records show a list of convictions for driving while impaired, operating a vehicle without a license, use/possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a hypodermic needle and possession of illegal drugs.