1/31 Jackson Man Accused of Shooting Girlfriend in Foot Appears in Court

A forty seven year old man from Jackson accused of shooting his girlfriend in the foot while apparently intoxicated made his first appearance with his attorney Wednesday in a Washington County court.  William Rink, was charged with second-degree recklessly endangering safety, possession of a firearm while intoxicated and disorderly conduct.  According to the criminal complaint, Washington County Sheriff’s deputies went to a town of Jackson home at about 5:30 p.m. Januay fifth  for a woman  shot in the foot by her boyfriend.
When a deputy arrived at the home, he saw three bullet holes through an apartment door with bullet impact damage on the east wall as well as a broken glass window. The woman told the deputy she and Rink were drinking and watching television when they began to argue.
She said during the argument Rink got a pistol and discharged several rounds through the apartment’s entryway. She said she followed Rink as he went toward the bathroom and as she was standing outside the bathroom she heard a gunshot and felt pain in her left foot. The deputy spoke to Rink who said he and the victim had a “drunken argument. He said he went to the bathroom to put the gun on a shelf and the gun accidentally discharged through the door. The case has been adjourned to February 25. If convicted, he could face a maximum sentence of more than 10 years in prison.
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Topics : Law_Crime
Location : JacksonWashington County
People : William Rink
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