FOND DU LAC, Wis (WFRV) A Fond du Lac County teen who allegedly fired off an arrow that hit a Campbellsport girl is headed to adult court. The incident happened back on May 20th.
If the defendant was to be tried as a minor, he would only face juvenile supervision until he's 18. The teen will turn 17 in November. As an adult, he could face prison time. However, the District Attorney says incarceration is not a goal in this case. Charges will remain the same. The defendant will face second degree reckless injury and obstruction charges.
Testimony revealed the boy was shooting at a squirrel. The arrow missed and ended up hitting Aryanna Schneeberg in the back. A social worker told the court the defendant admitted to hiding a compound hunting bow under a mattress after the incident. He then fled the apartment with another boy to a nearby park.
The defendant initially denied any involvement when questioned by police. But after officials spoke with more than 300 people over the course of 11 days, the defendant's friend ratted him out.
The district attorney's office is also asking the teenager pay Aryanna's medical bills. We're not identifying the defendant until the judge files paperwork recognizing him as an adult. That could happen as early as Thursday or Friday.