Barker's Island Shooting Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

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Barker's Island Shooting Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

June 8, 2012 Updated Jun 8, 2012 at 11:18 AM CST

Superior, WI (Northland's NewsCenter) --- A 20 year old Superior man who allegedly fired a gun at another man on Barker's Island has pleaded not guilty to three felony charges against him.

20 year old Matthew Jaeckels pleaded not guilty to three felony charges stemming from an incident on Barker's Island in Superior where Jaeckels, along with 20 year old Joseph Madison, allegedly fired a shot from a pickup truck toward two people.

The suspects in the case told Superior police that after they left Barker's Island, two people in a Cadillac Deville followed them to a restaurant and cut them off several times on the way.

Jaeckels said he fired one shot out the window, at the grass, not the people, to scare them off.

The defense attorneys for Jaeckels and Madison both said the evidence is minimal and requested that the charges be altered or dropped. But the judge denied the request and asked for the defendants to make a plea.

Madison's next court date is scheduled for later this month and Jaeckel's next court appearance is scheduled for August.

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