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Man indicted on assault charge for marijuana field shooting

SOMERSET, Ky. (AP) - A central Kentucky man who police say shot
a trespasser in in marijuana field has been indicted on a charge of
assault.
A Pulaski County grand jury also charged 83-year-old Raymond
Faehr of Somerset with cultivating marijuana. The charges stem from
an Aug. 25 confrontation between Faehr and Matthew Anderson.
The Pulaski County Sheriff's Department told the
Commonwealth-Journal that Faehr shot Anderson to stop him from
stealing any marijuana plants. Deputies said when they arrived,
Faehr was holding the used in the confrontation.
The sheriff's department said Faehr had apparently gone outside
behind his house to cultivate his marijuana when he came across
Anderson in the patch and shot him.
Anderson was treated for shots to the arm, abdomen and thigh.
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Information from: Commonwealth Journal,
http://www.somerset-kentucky.com

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