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Garner Teen Sentenced For Paintball Assault

Posted May 18, 2004 10:20 a.m. EDT

— A Garner teen learned his punishment Monday for a drive-by paintball shooting that left a 12-year-old boy blind in one eye.

John Lemons, 17, will spend Nov. 19 until Jan. 7 under house arrest. He pleaded guilty earlier in May to felony assault.

In January, Chris Estes was shot in the eye while riding his bike.

The judge said he was lenient because the the victim's family wanted to be merciful.