A Tahlequah man was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment for walking into a house and shooting the resident.
Christopher Springwater Nott, 33, was charged May 2 with shooting with intent to kill, possession of a firearm after former felony conviction, and failure to comply with lawful order.
Shooting with intent to kill was later amended to unlawful discharge of firearm into a dwelling. Failure to comply with lawful order was amended to obstructing an officer, which was ultimately dismissed during sentencing.
Nott pleaded guilty to the amended charges in Cherokee County District Court on Oct. 30.
According to reports, police were dispatched to 520 S. College Ave., where the victim, John Davis, had been shot and was lying in the alley. Davis told police he was inside the house when Nott came in through the back door and shot him in the leg with a pistol.
According to two female witnesses who were sitting outside the house, Nott walked into the backyard and entered the residence. They heard a gunshot and saw Davis run out the back door, saying the man had shot him in the leg.
The police report states that during the investigation, authorities recovered a bullet in the living room.
Later that day, a School Resource Officer found Nott, and he was apprehended near Smith Street. The suspect had bullets in his possession, but police did not find a gun at the time he was arrested. A .380-caliber pistol and a magazine were recovered later, also near Smith Street.