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Parolee who allegedly fired shots near sister-in-law's car facing charges

Published On: Oct 08 2012 04:39:36 PM EDT

A man has been arrested for firing several shots into the ground near his sister-in-law's car about six weeks ago, officials said.

Damian D. Zamora pulled a semi-automatic pistol from his waist and fired five shots into the ground as his sister-in-law, Katie Mertz, pulled into the driveway of the home they share at 17 North Main St., Nazareth, at about 2 a.m. Aug. 30, officials said.

Zamora was "highly intoxicated" when he jumped out from behind the home, officials added.


Earlier, Zamora was flashing the firearm at the Nazareth American Hotel, 202 South Main St., and that led to an argument with his wife Mary, officials said.

Zamora was on parole when the incident happened, according to court papers.

Zamora, 25,  was arraigned Friday night on charges of reckless endangerment, terroristic threats,  possessing an instrument of crime and disorderly conduct and committed to the Northampton County Prison on $35,000 bail, according to court documents.

A preliminary hearing is set for 11 a.m. Oct. 15.