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Hollandsworth sentenced for shooting at hunters
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A man who opened fire on coon hunters has been given a five-year sentence despite his claims he was just shooting to scare off their dogs.The man, Timothy C. Hollandsworth, 52 was directed to serve 150 days of a five-year sentence and was warned not to possess any firearms. He will be granted a judicial diversion meaning he can have his criminal record erased at the end of his probationary term.According to the coon hunters’ statement to deputies, there was a group of eight in their hunting party.“Their dogs had gotten away from them,” explained reporting deputy Jared Jacobs. “They could hear their dogs barking and they were trying to catch up to them.”Jacobs said the dogs were behind Hollandsworth’s home on Wood Road.“He came out of his residence yelling and screaming and fired a shotgun two times in the direction of the three victims,” Jacobs said.