Kilgore Man Charged in Shooting Deer Hunter

A Kilgore man accused of shooting a deer hunter will stay out of jail... if he stays out of trouble.  18 year old Michael Sheppard was charged in Rusk County for a November incident, in which he fired a shot at 20 year old Keith Vanliew, who was sleeping in a deer stand.  The bullet shattered the hunter's gun; but, amazingly, Vainlew got away without a scratch. Sheppard claimed that Vanliew was trespassing on a deer lease.  Sheppard was charged with deadly conduct. If he doesn't violate the law over the next two years.  The charges will be dropped.