Man charged with wounding hunter accepts plea deal - WNEM TV 5

Man charged with wounding hunter accepts plea deal

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BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) -

A 25-year-old Bay City man charged with wounding a hunter while target shooting has accepted a plea deal.

Tyler Guzdial pleaded guilty to one count of attempted careless discharge of a firearm, a misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail and a $1,000 fine. In exchange, prosecutors agreed to dismiss single counts of reckless use of a firearm, careless discharge of a firearm and careless discharge of a firearm.

Authorities say Guzdial was taking potshots at a dead end sign in Hampton Township on Sept. 15. One of his bullets struck a truck parked nearby, then ricocheted and hit the vehicle's owner in the abdomen. The victim suffered a non-life-threatening injury.

MLive.com (http://bit.ly/WJbsLE) says Guzdial will be sentences Feb. 7.

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