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Shooting suspect changes plea

Hornsby, Robert
Idaho Falls Police
Robert Hornsby, 26, is charged with shooting at an occupied building.

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) -UPDATE/ 2-26-21- The court has dismissed three felony charges filed against Hornsby.  

He will enter a change of plea to two misdemeanor counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and providing false information to law enforcement in a hearing set for April 2, 2021.

An Ammon man is in jail on charges of shooting at an apartment building in Idaho Falls. No one was injured in the shooting, police said.

An Idaho Falls Police report says witnesses saw Robert Hornsby, 26, walk up to the apartment door in the 1500 block of Alice Avenue and get into an argument with people inside while holding a gun.

Witnesses said they heard gunshots shortly after and fled in a car.

Police were alerted at approximately 5:30 p.m. after it happened.

Police located Hornsby in his sedan and saw two bullet casings sitting in the snow on top of his car. They saw through the window a handgun and a rolled-up $20 bill inside the car. Police said it contained methamphetamine and weighed .3 grams.

Hornsby is being held on charges of Unlawful Discharge of a Weapon at an Occupied Building, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a convicted Felon, and Possession of a Controlled Substance. He's also being charged with an Agent's Warrant and a Failure to Appear Warrant from prior offenses.

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  1. The law enforcement officers have done their jobs. Now prosecutors and judges, do yours!!! Give him enough prison time that maybe he can kick his habit and grow a little more mature before he is loosed on society again.

    1. “The court has dismissed three felony charges filed against Hornsby.”

      “He will enter a change of plea to two misdemeanor counts….”

      I’ll bet its lawyer is SO proud! This is why the colloquialism for ‘Plea agreement’ is ‘Plea BARGAIN’ 🙁

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