A Holcomb man was arrested Sunday on gun, assault and child endangerment counts after authorities say he hallucinated that people were trying to break into his residence and opened fire inside the home with children present.
At about 6:52 p.m., Finney County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to 109 N. Main St. in Holcomb after receiving reports that several people were trying to break into the residence. Further investigation revealed that Romero Rocha, 39, hallucinated the break-in before randomly opening fire inside the residence.
According to the sheriff’s office, there was no evidence that anyone was trying to enter Rocha’s residence.
Three other people were inside the residence during the gunfire, including an 11-year-old and a 12-year-old. The other occupant, a 38-year-old, safely left the residence with the 12-year-old shortly after deputies arrived. But when Rocha left the residence upon request by law enforcement, he was holding the 11-year-old in one hand and a handgun in the other.
Deputies were able to convince Rocha to drop his weapon, and he was taken into custody and jailed on allegations of criminal discharge of a firearm inside a dwelling, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, kidnapping and aggravated endangerment of a child.
His bond was set at $20,000.