- Associated Press - Friday, October 30, 2015

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - A man will spend more than three years in prison after pleading guilty to shooting a friend in the arm near Cave Junction in August.

Thirty-four-year-old William Jay Cozad was convicted Thursday of assault and unlawful use of a weapon in Josephine County Circuit Court

Prosecutors dropped a more serious charge that would have carried a mandatory sentence of nearly six years.

Prosecutor Matt Corey says Cozad was upset because he suspected his best friend was having a romantic relationship with his wife.

The Grants Pass Daily Courier reports (https://bit.ly/1SdfqL2 ) that Cozad did not have any prior felony convictions.

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Information from: Daily Courier, https://www.thedailycourier.com

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