Man accused of dropping firearm at football game in Washington County; shot fired

A Lebanon man stands accused of dropping a firearm at a Washington County High School football game, resulting in a shot being fired. Springfield police arrested Mellwood H. Robinson, of Lebanon, on Oct. 20.

According to the police report, no one was injured by the stray bullet, but Robinson was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon on school property, a felony charge.

"I don't think there was any intentional threat, from what I can tell," Springfield police Chief Jim Smith. "It was an accident, but people have to be aware that even if you have a concealed-carry permit, it's still illegal to bring any kind of deadly weapon onto school property."

Smith said Robinson was holding a hot beverage during a game Oct. 17 between the Commanders and the Bardstown Tigers. Robinson jerked when a toy football hit him, jarring loose a .32-caliber double-barrel Derringer which hit the ground and fired, Smith said.