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 Need help with firearm discharge law on own property 
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 7:43 am 
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Prosecutors from varying jurisdictions have at least two methods for plea bargaining:

1. Leave some stuff uncharged and use the potential for new charges for bargaining purposes (most effective with charges that could be sentenced consecutively).

2. Charge everything (or nearly everything) and bargain down to fewer charges.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 9:08 am 
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My guess is that after his arrest and during the interview, SOMEONE mentioned the silenced rifle, hence the search warrant.

I also wonder if he is prohibited from firearm possession from some earlier incident or OFP..

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 9:27 am 
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My guess is that after his arrest and during the interview, SOMEONE mentioned the silenced rifle, hence the search warrant.

I also wonder if he is prohibited from firearm possession from some earlier incident or OFP..

An OFP I don't know about, but I don't think he had any priors that would preclude him from owning guns. He probably does now.

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The plot thickens:

Minnetrista man charged after shots fired; his excuses are many
Minnetrista man is charged with reckless discharge of a firearm, a felony.

By VINCE TUSS, Star Tribune

Last update: September 19, 2009 - 8:42 AM
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His chicken coop was under attack and he needed to protect his girls.

That's what a 37-year-old man said before Minnetrista police came to his home early Thursday on a call of multiple shots fired, according to a criminal complaint.

Officers had to retreat twice and call in the emergency response unit before they got into the home on Kingswood Road, the complaint said.

Jeremy Scott Eggersgluss was charged Friday with reckless discharge of a firearm, a felony, in Hennepin County District Court. He posted bail, set at $20,000, and is to appear in court Monday afternoon.

After arresting Eggersgluss and getting a search warrant, police found two shotguns, a handgun in a cabinet hidden behind plates and a rifle with a silencer attached to the barrel, the complaint said. On the deck, 20 fired shotgun shells were collected and one live shell was found. In front of the house, one fired 9-mm cartridge casing was found.

Neighbors told police that they feared for their safety and that shots began after 11:30 p.m. Wednesday and continued for at least a half-hour.

A woman in the house when the shots were heard told police that Eggersgluss had come in worried about the chicken coop and fired at raccoons about 10 times, according to the complaint.

In an interview with police, Eggersgluss said he fired one of the shotguns 15 times or so. He first said that he was trying to train his dog, then that he was shooting at coyotes and finally that he was targeting a blue jay.

He also said he had wine, the complaint said, and police administered a breath test for alcohol, finding a concentration of 0.17 percent.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2009 12:40 am 
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. . . and finally that he was targeting a blue jay.



Oh, Lord! Now he's getting the Feds involved. :roll:

With the .17 he could argue that it was to everyone's benefit that he wasn't driving. :lol:


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Had he been thinking he would have made his final excuse that he was shooting at the Loch Ness Monster. At least then he can claim insanity.

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