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ST. PETERS, Mo. (KSDK) - A St. Peters man is accused of firing shots at a neighbor's home and attempting to set it on fire.

Timothy J. Copeland, 54, has been charged with second-degree attempted arson, first-degree property damage, and unlawful use of a firearm.

St. Peters police say they were called to Julie Lane around 11:30 a.m. Monday for a report of shots fired.

When officers arrived at the home the homeowner said she found what appeared to be a bullet coming through the drywall of her home.

Officers then found 10 exit bullet holes on the side of Copeland's residence.

Police heard several more shots coming from inside the home.

Authorities say Copeland then exited his home through the garage. He was taken into custody without incident.

According to police, the home smelled of gasoline. Utilities had to be shut off before the home could be searched.

No one was injured.

Copeland was released from prison last month for second-degree arson and was living with family members.

He is held on a $50,000 bond.

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