A man accused of shooting a woman will be serving time for possession of a firearm and possession of methamphetamine after taking a plea deal.
James Mueller was originally charged with seven felonies following an incident in which he allegedly shot a woman in her back during a domestic disturbance and left her. The woman was in intensive care because of her injuries, and another alleged victim was shot in the arm.
Following the incident, Mueller was charged with one count of first-degree domestic assault, two counts of armed criminal action, one count of first-degree assault, two counts for possession of a controlled substance and one count of possession of a firearm. During a plea hearing on Friday morning though, all but the two counts for possession of a controlled substance and the count for possession of a firearm were dropped.
The plea deal also suggested Mueller serve a total of 14 years for the three charges.
Judge Dan Kellogg accepted the plea of guilty from Mueller for the three charges on Friday, and while 14 years is the suggested time laid out by the plea deal, the final sentencing will be left up to the judge’s discretion.