MOUNT VERNON — Dennis Bullock, Butler, pleaded no contest to aggravated menacing charged in Mount Vernon Municipal Court following an incident Aug. 1 when he fired a shotgun hitting a vehicle that turned around in his driveway.
The case was handled by Knox County Prosecutor John Thatcher in municipal court because the original charges were reduced to misdemeanors, according to Mount Vernon City Law director Bill Smith, who did not have a part in prosecuting the case.
Thatcher was out of town and unavailable to comment this morning regarding the reasons why the charges against Bullock were reduced.
Bullock was sentenced to 180 days in the Knox County Jail with 120 days suspended and credit for time served on condition he make restitution to the victim and that he surrender his shotgun. He was also placed on probation/community control.
Bullock will not be allowed to posses firearms while on probation.