Prescott man charged in javelina shooting

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PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) -- A 63-year-old Prescott man says he was just defending himself when he shot and killed a javelina that was part of a herd outside his front door.
 
But Doug Newbold was charged with disorderly conduct with a deadly weapon, four other felony charges and one misdemeanor in the March 8 shooting.

Arizona Game and Fish Wildlife Officer Scott Poppenberg says Newbold handled the situation in an unsafe and irresponsible way.
 
Newbold is now weighing whether to plead guilty to reduced charges.
 
Newbold could have pleaded guilty this week to one felony and three misdemeanors. The judge said she wouldn't impose jail time because of his age and lack of prior felonies.
 
Newbold requested and received time to make a decision.