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Buffalo Township deer hunter pleads no contest in injury

May 14, 2011

A Buffalo Township man has pleaded no contest to reckless endangerment for accidentally wounding a woman while he was shooting at a deer more than a year and a half ago, according to court records.

In exchange, prosecutors dropped charges against David Lee Christy of unlawful hunting in a safety zone and wounding a person.

Sentencing is scheduled for early July.

Christy, 21, of Stangler Drive, Buffalo Township was accused of shooting at a deer in direct line with a house at about 12:30 p.m. Dec. 23, 2009.

Prosecutors said Christy's shot hit Hope Roenigk, then 45, in her left ankle.

Roenigk, a school bus driver for W.L. Roenigk., was wounded while she was walking in her driveway to her bus parked about 100 feet from her home.

The prosecutor and defense attorney didn't return calls for comment.

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