Brentwood: Man jailed for eight years
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A man has been sentenced over an incident where another man was shot in Great Warley.
We were called by the ambulance service in the early hours of Monday 22 October 2018 who were reporting a man in his 30s had been shot.
Officers established the man, who had injuries to his abdomen and groin, had been shot through a glazed section of door at an address on Warley Street.
He was taken to hospital in London for treatment were initially his injuries were thought to be potentially life-threatening, but their seriousness was later downgraded.
Charlie Stutz, 22, of Darenth Lane, South Ockendon was arrested and summonsed to answer charges of grievous bodily harm with intent and possession of a firearm with intent.
He also faced charges of false number plates for use in fraud and a non-dwelling burglary in connection with a break-in in Chelmsford shortly after the shooting had taken place.
Stutz admitted the charges at Chelmsford Crown Court on 19 May and at the same court on 21 September was jailed for 8 years.
Detective Sergeant Adam High, from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate, said:
“Charlie Stutz put the victim’s life at risk and this incident could easily have had tragic, fatal consequences.
“I am glad we have been able to put him behind bars.
“This incident has had a long-lasting impact on the victim but I hope this result will help him move forward.”
The court ordered that five other offences for Stutz to lie on file.