Thursday, October 31, 2013

Tennessee man shoots 15-year-old kid who was toilet-papering his neighbor's house

65-year-old Dale Farris, of Estill Springs, Tennessee fired two shots at some teens who were toilet-papering their principal's yard.

A 15-year-old boy was hit by shotgun pellets. He was struck in the right foot, inner left knee, right palm, right thigh and right side.

According to the sheriff's office, "some kids got out at a residence over there to roll it with toilet paper and this gentleman came out of his residence a couple of houses over and shot one of the teenagers. The problem is they were not on Farris' property and they were not doing anything to his property."

A check of criminal records show no prior violent incidents involving Farris. Farris has been charged with aggravated assault and reckless endangerment.

The principal whose house was targeted does not want to file charges against any of the teens.

The teenager is recovering from his wounds.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Man pleads guilty to shooting golfer who broke window at his home

53-year-old Jeff Fleming, of Reno, Nevada, entered a plea of guilty to battery with a deadly weapon. Fleming was accused of shooting a golfer who broke a window at his home with a golf shot that went astray.

According to prosecutors, the golfer couldn't find his ball on the 16th hole and was about to take a drop shot when Fleming approached him with a shotgun and fired a shot. The golfer was treated for minor injuries to his arm and both legs at the local hospital.

The deputy district attorney said he was unsure of what motivated the shooting and added that Fleming had no felony criminal record and was legally permitted to own the gun. He also added that if you "live on a golf course you've got to expect your house to get hit every once in a while. This shooting is one of those stories that you can't make it up."

In exchange for the guilty plea prosecutors dropped the assault with a deadly weapon charge. Fleming will be sentenced in December. He faces from probation to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.