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Teen charged in trash dumping case

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Posted at 2:14 PM, Apr 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-20 16:14:51-04

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) -- A teenager is facing a second-degree attempted murder charge in a case of trash dumping on private property that resulted in shots fired.

The Times-News reports the 17-year-old boy is set for a Thursday preliminary hearing. He's in juvenile detention on a $250,000 bond.

Jerome County Sheriff Doug McFall says the boy and two others were unloading junk when the property owner told them to clean up and leave.

McFall said the group collected the garbage before one of them drew a weapon and fired three shots.

The farmer was not injured.

Jerome Sheriff's Lt. Dan Kennedy said in a statement that an 18-year-old was not charged in the case and had been released.

The statement says a 15-year-old is facing charges of driving without privileges and eluding police.