An Orem man who reportedly shot another man in the chest in July was sentenced Wednesday in Fourth District Court to prison.
Caleb Plainer, 22, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault, a second-degree felony, in November. He was sentenced by Judge Thomas Low to one to 15 years in the Utah State Prison with credit for time already served in the Utah County Jail.
Plainer was originally arrested and charged in July after reportedly shooting a 22-year-old man in the chest.
Plainer told police he suspected the man he shot had been messing with his gun, which he kept in a cabinet above the stove.
According to the probable cause statement, Plainer then confronted the man and ordered him out of the residence.
Plainer told police the man then took several steps toward him. The man who was shot told police he did nothing hostile or aggressive, reports state.
Plainer then reportedly shot the man in the chest, and the victim ran to a neighbor’s house where police were called.
The probable cause statement says Plainer then left the area before returning to speak with police. When he returned to the area, officers noticed there was a handgun on the floor of Plainer’s car.