MISSOULA — A man who was shot in the face after entering a Montana residence has pleaded guilty to trespassing and obstructing an officer.
The Missoulian reports that 40-year-old Casey Heavyrunner was originally charged with felony burglary and evidence tampering, but the charges were reduced when he made a plea agreement with prosecutors.
According to court documents, Heavyrunner and a woman entered the home of William “J.R.” Hanson at about 4 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day and refused to leave. The documents say Hanson shot Heavyrunner with a rifle when Heavy runner advanced toward him with a knife.
Heavyrunner’s attorney says the time he’s already spent in jail satisfies his short jail sentence. Heavyrunner was also given $750 in fines and told not to have contact with the victims.
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