GS man pleads guilty to felony firearms charge

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A Green Springs man accused of shooting a handgun toward a construction crew last year pleaded guilty to a charge Wednesday in Sandusky County Common Pleas Court.

Michael K. Boger, 65, was indicted on six counts of felonious assault and two counts of improperly discharge firearm at or into a habitation, all second-degree felonies; and one count of improperly discharge firearm on or near prohibited premises, a third-degree felony, court records state.

All of the charges had a firearm specification.

Boger pleaded guilty to a charge of improperly discharge firearm on or near prohibited premises, a third-degree felony, according to court records.

The case was referred for a pre-sentence investigation, and sentencing was set for April 9, records state.

At 1:15 p.m. Oct. 4, Chief Charles Horne of Green Springs Police Department reported to Seneca County Sheriff’s Office that construction workers advised bullets had ricocheted off their equipment.

Boger was seen shooting a handgun in the direction of the construction crew. He retreated into his home and surrendered a short time later, a release from the police department states.

During a hearing in Sandusky County Court District 1 in October, attorney Christopher Marcinko said there may have been a misunderstanding about the shooting. Boger was shooting at trees — something he has done in the past — and not at the construction crew, Marcinko said.

The crew, which was about 75 yards from Boger’s home at 550 E. Adams St., was working on paving, blacktop, concrete and new sewers.

Prosecutor Zach Selvey had said a 9 mm handgun was fired until it was empty, was reloaded and was fired again. Two homes had rounds in siding, he said.

During the hearing, Horne had said two other guns were recovered from the home, and officers recovered 150 to 200 rounds of ammunition.

“Alcohol was a factor that day,” Selvey said.

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