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Vergas man gets prison time for shooting man

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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.

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Jack Thomas Nelson, 19, of 29319 415th St., Vergas, was ordered to serve 36 months (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 at a rural Detroit Lakes residence on Nov. 6, 2012, with a .22-caliber handgun.

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