RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Reno man has pleaded guilty to a felony charge in the shotgun shooting of a golfer who broke a window at his home with an errant shot.
Jeff Fleming awaits sentencing Dec. 12 after entering the plea to battery with a deadly weapon on Thursday in Washoe County District Court. He faces a minimum sentence of probation and a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
The golfer was unable to find his ball and was doing a drop shot on the 16th hole of the Lakeridge Golf Course in September 2012 when Fleming approached and fired a single shot at him. The golfer was treated for minor injuries at a hospital.
Deputy District Attorney Sean Neahusan says neighbors along the golf course were stunned and said the shooting was out of character for the 53-year-old Fleming.
Neahusan says he's unsure what motivated the shooting and referred queries about Fleming's mental state to his lawyer, Larry Dunn.
Dunn did not return phone calls.
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