Northern Idaho man pleads not guilty to firing gun at people
SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) - A northern Idaho man has pleaded not guilty after he was charged with firing a gun at people who were walking along a road.
The Bonner County Daily Bee reports 75-year-old William J. Juettner was charged with a misdemeanor discharging a firearm at a person without causing harm following an incident in rural northern Idaho on Thanksgiving.
Court documents say Juettner opened fire on a man while he and his family were walking on a public easement road outside of Samuels. Another man told authorities that he saw Juettner enter his house and return with a revolver.
The documents say two gunshots were fired as the group left the area.
Juettner told authorities that a trespasser confronted him, and he fired a .38-caliber pistol into the darkness.