A Newport Center man will serve more than two months in prison for shooting and wounding a fellow hunter.
Twenty-two-year-old James Rowell was sentenced Friday for shooting Theron Willard, of Anchorage, Alaska, in the hip last November in Coventry.
Rowell, who pleaded no contest to simple assault with a weapon, says he thought he was shooting at a deer when he hit and wounded Willard.
Police say that Rowell heard screaming after he fired the shot and then went to help.
Willard was taken to North Country Hospital in Newport and then transported to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., with a non life-threatening injury, the Caledonian-Record reports.
Note: Information for this report came from The Caledonian-Record