|from Brian Matusz -- January 1998
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich.
Joseph Doyle Owens, 28, could go to prison if he is convicted of having Scott Alan Sheldon, 27, shoot him in the shoulder with a shotgun to get attention from police. According to Isabella County prosecutors, Owens was dissatisfied with police response to complaints he was being harassed. He allegedly asked Sheldon to shoot him and make the shooting look like a drive-by. Sheldon shot Owens in the left shoulder with a 12-gauge shotgun, police said. Owens then drove Sheldon home and drove himself to a hospital, where he had several shotgun pellets removed from his shoulder. Police said Sheldon admitted to shooting Owens.