DURHAM, N.C. — The Durham County Sheriff's Office has charged a man from Burke County with negligent hunting after a pellet from his shotgun struck his son-in-law.
Jimmy Ray Lynn was charged on Friday after he shot a deer and a pellet got embedded in his son-in-law's neck.
Deputies also charged the 38-year-old Lynn, of Connelly Springs, with misdemeanor possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
According to Lt. Paul Hornbuckle, Lynn was standing in a tree stand when he shot a small spike buck deer on Friday. One of the pellets from the shotgun hit Lynn's 23-year-old son-in-law, Chad Brook of Connelly Springs.
Hornbuckle said the pellet was embedded in Brook's neck but didn't go all the way through.
Brook was treated at the hospital and released.
Hornbuckle said marijuana and drug paraphernalia were found on Lynn.
After being arrested, Lynn posted $2,500 bail. He's scheduled to appear in court Feb. 13.