Gardnerville man accused of firing shotgun inside home |

Gardnerville man accused of firing shotgun inside home

Staff Reports

A man who allegedly fired a shotgun inside a Gardnerville Ranchos home was tasered and taken into custody on Monday morning.

On 11:10 p.m. Monday, Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 1300 block of Banner Drive in the Gardnerville Ranchos for a reported domestic battery

A woman reported she had been battered and strangled, according to Douglas County Sheriff’s Sgt. Pat Brooks.

While deputies were on their way to the address, they received word that Mathew Meinen, 38, discharged a shotgun inside the home, where seven minor children were located.

Deputies arrived and found Meinen and the woman in the front yard. They ordered Meinen to remove his hands from his pockets and to get on the ground.

Meinen refused the commands given by the deputies and began walking back into this residence.

Deputies deployed a taser and took Meinen into custody without further incident.

Meinen was booked into the Douglas County Jail on charges of resisting arrest, domestic battery, child abuse and ex-felon in possession of a firearm. His bail has been set at $78,810.

The woman was taken by East Fork Fire and Paramedics to the hospital for evaluation.