Mt. Vernon man pleads guilty to 2018 shooting

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MT. VERNON, Ind. (WEHT) – A Mt. Vernon man has pleaded guilty in connection with a shooting.

29-year-old Kyler Butler plead guilty to one count of aggravated battery, stemming from a shooting in January of 2018.

In January 2018, police records show police were dispatched to the area of 6th Street and Wood Street in Mt. Vernon for a shots fired incident.

According to police, there were reports of a masked gunman who opened fired with an assault rifle from the back seat of a white SUV.

An investigation led to Butler. Authorities say he fired about 11 shots from an M&P-15 assault rifle directed at occupants of another vehicle.

The victims were identified as William Reynolds, Jr., and John Mattingly. Mattlingly had a gunshot wound, but Reynolds was unharmed.

In February 2018, Butler was apprehended in Las Vegas, Nevada by U.S. Marshals.

As part of his plea deal, Butler admitted to shooting Mattingly and using a firearm in the commission of the aggravated battery, which enhances the possible sentence.

Court documents show Butler had been convicted in Posey County for dealing meth in 2014, resisting law enforcement in 2011, and possession of meth in 2010.

Butler will be sentenced on October 17th at 2:00 p.m. He faces 15 years in prison.

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(This story was originally published on September 5, 2019)

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