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Maine lobsterman gets 45 days jail for shooting fellow fisherman

ROCKLAND, Maine — A Maine lobsterman has been sentenced to 45 days in jail on reduced charges of shooting at a fellow fisherman at a dock in Friendship.

Thirty-seven-year-old James R. Simmons pleaded guilty on Monday to misdemeanor charges of criminal threatening and reckless conduct.

The victim told the sheriff’s department that when he arrived at Wallace’s Lobster Wharf on Dec. 4, James Simmons ran back to his truck, pulled out a rifle and fired at him.

The victim was not hit.

The affidavit said Simmons also threatened to kill the man soon.

The victim said Simmons accused him of cutting his lobster traps, which the victim denied doing.

The Bangor Daily News (bit.ly/O9iRGn) reports that Simmons was sentenced on Monday to 364 days in jail with all but 45 days suspended.



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