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Man sentenced in shootings at flea market

November 17, 1998|By DAVE McMILLION, Charles Town

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A Wisconsin man who was found guilty in a 1997 shooting that left three men wounded will face between 21 and 65 years in prison under a sentence handed down Monday, officials said.

Patrick Carr, 53, of Minocquan, Wis., was found guilty in September of three counts of malicious wounding and one count of first-degree sexual assault in the July 27, 1997 shooting near the Harpers Ferry Flea Market.

Carr will face between two and 10 years in prison for each of the malicious wounding charges and between 15 and 35 years for the sexual assault charge, said public defender Andy Arnold.

The sentence was handed down by Jefferson County Circuit Judge Christopher Wilkes.

The shooting occurred when a man drove to the Harpers Ferry Flea Market along U.S. 340 and led a 5-year-old boy into a wooded area, according to witnesses. When confronted by family and friends of the boy, the man opened fire with a .32-caliber revolver, wounding three men, according to police and witnesses.

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Carr's trial was to be held in Jefferson County Circuit Court but was moved to Moorefield, W.Va., because court officials could not seat enough jurors.

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