A man who was shot as part of an ongoing dispute between two homes has been charged with a felony and is being watched by jail guards during his recovery after threatening to go back and hurt his neighbor.


Jeffrey S. Weigle, 59, was charged with criminal recklessness and the sheriff’s office is investigating the threats he made against his neighbor, Dean Keller.

Earlier this month, the prosecutor decided Keller will not face a charge in the shooting, since he acted in self defense.

Weigle, who is recovering at a rehabilitational facility, was charged. Police had said Weigle pulled out his gun first, aiming it at Keller, and both fired at each other.

Weigle was struck four times in the chest. He is recovering from his injuries, and jail employees are watching him at the rehabilitational facility, Sheriff Doug Cox said.

Cox made that decision to keep people safe, and said he doesn’t know how long Weigle will be at the facility and guards will need to be stationed there.

“My job is to protect the public,” Cox said.

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Annie Goeller is managing editor of the Daily Journal. She can be reached at agoeller@dailyjournal.net or 317-736-2718.