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Man gets probation for firing gun at MTSU
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MURFREEESBORO (AP) — A former Middle Tennessee State University student has pleaded guilty to firing a gun on campus on Valentine’s Day and hitting a student in the hand.Justin Macklin of Memphis accepted a conditional plea deal in court Thursday to charges of aggravated assault, reckless endangerment and having a weapon on school grounds.He will be placed on two years of supervised probation, WSMV-TV in Nashville reported.Macklin was accused of firing a gun in front of the Student Union on Feb. 14. The bullet hit the sidewalk and struck former student Austin Morrow in the hand.The shooting caused a campus-wide lock down while police searched the campus for Macklin.Macklin was dismissed from the university following the shooting. Macklin was also ordered to pay Morrow's medical expenses.• • • • •LAVERGNE (AP) — Wonton Foods has purchased a building in LaVergne for a manufacturing and distribution center that will employ 75 workers.Wonton bills itself as the country’s largest manufacturer of noodles and fortune cookies.The 184,000-square foot building, bought for $3.6 million, is in the Interchange City Industrial Park south of Nashville off Interstate 24.• • • • •BRISTOL (AP) — Police have arrested a second man accused of sleeping in caskets at a Bristol funeral home.Police in Bristol announced they had arrested 18-year-old Larry Stumbo, for whom no address was available, according to The Johnson City Press.When employees of Weaver’s Funeral Home arrived Tuesday, they discovered two men sleeping inside caskets.