A Litchfield man, who is charged with shooting his neighbor earlier this year, is expected to accept a plea agreement to a lesser charge in the case. 

70 year-old Ned Kope was scheduled to appear for a pretrial hearing in Hillsdale County Circuit Court, Monday. 

He was initially charged with assault with intent to murder and using a firearm in the commission of a felony in the June first incident at his home. 

Authorities say he shot his neighbor in the back of the head during a dispute. 

Fortunately the neighbor’s injuries were not life threatening and he has since recovered.

Kope is expected to plead to misdemeanor charges of attempted careless use of a firearm causing injury and aggravated assault when he appears in district court. 

The plea hearing is yet to be scheduled. 

The charges carry a maximum of one year in jail. 

Kope has been lodged at the Hillsdale County jail since his arrest, 

Ned Kope is expected to plead to misdemeanor charges in the June shooting of his neighbor.



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