The father could now be facing charges, an authority said.
Story by Jerry Echemann
Posted Sunday, April 27, 2008 ; 06:23 PM
Updated Sunday, April 27, 2008 ; 10:54 PM
CADIZ, OH -- A Harrison County, Ohio, hunting accident has put an
Eastern Ohio man in a Pittsburgh Hospital.
Now his father could be facing charges of negligent hunting.
The two men are from the Amish community near Sugarcreek.
Pete Novotny of the Ohio Division of Wildlife is in charge of the
investigation of an accidental shooting that took place at around
12:00 p.m. Saturday.
It happened about a mile out Cassville Road on private property
that had been opened up after strip mining.
Novotny said Romen Yoder was hunting with his 22-year-old son
Reuben, when the father fired his 12-gauge shotgun, not knowing he
was aiming at his son.
"They were ready to get up and quit hunting for the day. The
father saw movement in the bushes. The son had left the spot where
they originally were, and ended up accidentally shooting the son,"
The father reportedly ran from the scene and called 911.
Yoder was first taken by medical helicopter to OVMC and from
there to an undetermined Pittsburgh hospital.
Novotny, who works for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources,
said accidents like this are rare during Turkey season.
Information on the shooting will be turned over to the Harrison
County Prosecutor on Monday.
A Negligent hunting conviction can result in a fine and a jail
term, plus revocation of a hunting license.