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Vergas man gets prison for shooting another in the knee

A Vergas man has been convicted and sentenced in Becker County District Court on a felony charge of second degree assault with a dangerous weapon.

Jack Thomas Nelson, 19, of 29319 415th St., Vergas, was ordered to serve three years in prison, with credit for 191 days served, and must also pay $210 in court fines and fees plus almost $9,600 in restitution for damages.

Nelson was accused of shooting a man in the left knee with a .22-caliber handgun at a rural Detroit Lakes residence in November 2012.

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