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Rabbit hunting argument leads to arrest in Rutland

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RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) - Police say an argument between two rabbit hunters in Vermont ended with an arrest.

John Jones of Proctor pleaded innocent to reckless endangerment. The 57-year-old Jones is accused of swinging his loaded shotgun at Jake Duprey in West Rutland in December.

The Rutland Herald reports Jones was hunting when he saw the 28-year-old Duprey and his 10-year-old son. Jones decided to leave.

But less than an hour later he returned with his dogs. Duprey said when he approached Jones, the man swore at him and said he was there first.

Duprey said Jones swung his pump shotgun at his chest. At one point, there was a struggle for the gun. Duprey said he was unsure whether Jones was trying to shoot or hit him with the gun.

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