JEFFERSON COUNTY (KMOV) -- A House Springs man received a 15-year prison sentence for shooting a neighbor he was having a dispute with.
Robert M. Hochthurn, 47, received two 15-year concurrent sentences for assault and armed criminal action with a four-year sentence for unlawful use of a weapon.
On July 3, 2014, Hochturn, his son and his nephew were riding bicycles past their neighbor's home in the 4500 block of Springview Drive. The neighbor used a wooden axe handle to strike Hochthurn on the head and one of his family members on the elbow.
A fight broke out between the parties. Afterwards, Hochthurn went home, got a .40-caliber semiautomatic handgun and walked down the street, firing at his neighbor's house.
The neighbor went inside, but a bullet went through the door and struck him in the arm.