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Kimball man convicted of pointing pistol at hunters


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HURLEY — It took a jury roughly 20 minutes to find a Kimball man guilty of endangering safety by intentionally pointing a firearm at a person.

Jerry Gus “Rocky” Hitter, 71, faces a possible sentence of up to nine months in jail or a fine of up to a $10,000 for the Class A misdemeanor.

The charge stems from a Oct. 18, 2018 incident when Hitter confronted Clifford and Gene Kaari near the border of Hitter’s property in the town of Kimball while the brothers were bird hunting.

Both sides agreed to the basic elements of the misdemeanor — t...