Man gets jail time for firing gun |

Man gets jail time for firing gun

Careless gun crimes are one of Judge Mary Lynne James hot button issues. As a gun owner, she thinks people who commit such crimes endanger her rights.

So she wasn’t pleased with Michael Dean Pauley, who pleaded guilty to firing a gun within Craig’s city limits.

James sentenced Pauley to 10 days in jail Wednesday and one-year probation. She also ordered him to enroll in a handgun safety course.

The bullet could have hurt an innocent person when it fell from the sky, Deputy District Attorney Amy Fitch said.

“Quite frankly, the entire city of Craig is the victim in this case,” Fitch said.

Pauley said he fired the gun into the ground.

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