Spirit Lake Man Sentenced In Shooting Case

A Spirit Lake man charged in connection with an incident in which a bullet from a gun he allegedly fired struck a neighbor has been sentenced to one year in prison.

In September, 55-year-old Scott Sidles pleaded guilty to lesser charges of reckless use of a firearm and assault with a dangerous weapon. The plea was in exchange for the original charges of attempted murder, intimidation with a dangerous weapon and willful injury being dropped.

Sidles was accused of firing a 22-caliber pistol during on October second, 2016. Authorities say a bullet from the gun struck a neighbor as she was sitting on her patio, hitting her in the leg.

Monday, he was sentenced in Dickinson County District Court. He was ordered to spend a year in jail on the misdemeanor assault charge. A 10-year prison sentence was suspended… and Sidles was placed on probation for five years on the felony firearm charge.