Man sentenced in firearmfireworks case

first_imgA Minnehaha resident was sentenced Wednesday to the 52 days he’s already served in jail and two years of probation for firing three rounds of ammunition near his neighbors’ homes June 30 because he was upset about noise from neighborhood fireworks.Corey A. Moulton, 42, pleaded guilty in Clark County Superior Court to gross misdemeanor harassment and illegally discharging a firearm in exchange for the prosecutor dropping a first-degree assault charge.“I didn’t want to hurt anybody,” Moulton told Judge Barbara Johnson. “I didn’t plan on scaring anybody. I just wanted that (gun) for protection from the people I was going to talk to.”Moulton will be required to forfeit the shotgun used in the incident and will not be allowed to possess a weapon during his probation. He’s also required to undergo anger management counseling.He was expected to be released from jail later on Wednesday, said his court-appointed attorney, Louis Byrd Jr.“I think this was a fair resolution for a first-time nonviolent offender,” he said. Moulton would have faced up to 28 months in prison had he been convicted of the original charge, he said.last_img read more

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