A Redwood County District Court jury found a Milroy man guilty of three counts of assault in the second degree and one count of intentional discharge of a firearm, Jenna Peterson, Redwood County attorney, announced Jan. 18.
The jury deliberated for approximately three hours Jan. 17 before delivering the guilty verdict around 4:30 p.m.
Zachariah Steven Marczak, 36, was found guilty for the assault of three separate victims that occurred Dec. 29, 2017 in rural Milroy.
According to the criminal complaint, evidence and testimony presented at trial, the assault occurred at Marczak’s residence.
Marczak’s ex-girlfriend and two other individuals arrived at his residence to retrieve property belonging to one of the victims.
Marczak, angered by their presence, took out his gun and fired several rounds at the three victims as they attempted to collect the victim’s property.
After executing a search warrant at Marczak’s property, officers located multiple firearms and numerous spent gun shell casings.
“Defendant’s act of shooting at the victims is not legally acceptable, morally acceptable, is not responsible gun ownership and not the purpose of the second amendment,” Joe Sanow, assistant Redwood County attorney, who tried the case, told the jury in his closing arguments.
Marczak is scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 25 at the Redwood County courthouse.