Thursday, 06 December 2018 14:18

Newport man sentenced for June shooting

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BANGOR - An 18-year-old man from Newport will spend the next three years in prison in connection with a shooting in June.

That sentence follows Nathan Wheeler's admission that he shot a man during a fight in June.

 

According to the Penobscot County District Attorney's Office, a judge sentenced Wheeler to eight years in prison on Tuesday but suspended all but three years.

 

Wheeler also will be on probation for three years after his release from jail.

 

Wheeler admitted he shot a 27-year-old man in the leg during that fight earlier this year.