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Man sentenced for drive-by shooting with BB gun

Jeffrey Allen Felt, 38, of Box 241 Osage was sentenced in Becker County District Court on three felony counts of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon.

Felony charges of dangerous weapons -- drive-by shooting, and first-degree criminal damage to property were dropped in a plea agreement.

According to court records:

On July 14 a man reported he was driving his pickup on Highway 34 in eastern Becker County when Felt allegedly drove towards him firing a BB gun pistol, which damaged the windshield. There were two other people in the pickup truck, one of whom saw him fire the pistol, according to court records.

A deputy pulled Felt over and allegedly found a loaded Daisy CO2 BB gun in his vehicle.

On Wednesday, District Judge Peter Irvine sentenced him to 36 months in prison on the first count, execution of sentence stayed seven years.

He was placed on supervised probation and ordered to serve 365 days in jail and pay a $500 fine plus court fees. He can do community service and STS work. He must get a chemical use and mental health assessments and was ordered to have no contact with the victims.

On counts two and three, he was sentenced to 36 months in prison, execution of sentence stayed seven years. That sentence is to be served following the first one, if necessary. He was fined another $500, but no additional jail time was ordered.

Felt was also sentenced for felony second-degree burglary of a dwelling and gross misdemeanor fourth-degree burglary.

He is accused of damaging a number of items in a garage and house belonging to his estranged wife. The walk-in door to the garage had been kicked in and two cars in the garage sustained serious damage, including smashed windows and mirrors and flattened tires. An ATV in the garage was untouched.

There was also extensive damage inside the house -- a large TV set was destroyed, as was a computer and monitor, mirrors, a medicine chest, drywall and a hot tub surround. The refrigerator door was left open and food and liquid were thrown around the floor.

Felt's wife had obtained an order for protection against him 12 days earlier. As part of divorce proceedings, a settlement had been made, and all of the damaged items would have gone to the woman. Items belonging to Felt and the children were not damaged.

Blood drops were found in the garage, vehicles and house, and DNA analysis allegedly showed they belonged to Felt, according to court records.

On these counts, Irvine stayed imposition of sentence for 10 years, sentenced him to jail time already served and fined him $500 plus court fees. This sentence is to be served at the same time as the assault with a dangerous weapon sentence.