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A Monroe County man has been convicted of shooting a sheriff’s deputy in the leg but acquitted of assault for wounding a neighbor while high on alcohol and drugs.

A jury convicted 44-year-old Scott Pescara on Friday of attempted aggravated assault on a police officer and related charges.

Authorities say Pescara randomly fired dozens of rounds from his house in Sweden in January 2010, hitting a woman across the street in the shoulder and a responding officer, Monroe County Deputy Jonathan Strong. Neither was seriously hurt.

Pescara blamed his estranged wife for driving him to drink gin and take prescription pills. The defense argued he was too intoxicated to intentionally shoot anyone.




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