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Court docs: Johnson County man facing felony after neighbor shot him in June

JOHNSON COUNTY, Ind. – A Greenwood man who was shot in June after a dispute with his neighbor now faces a felony charge from the incident.

Police say a shooting occurred June 27 during a dispute between Jeffery Weigle, and his neighbor, Indianapolis Fire Department member Dean Keller.  The dispute stemmed from an ongoing feud between the two neighbors over a property line and fence.

According to court documents, the Johnson County Prosecutor’s Office has filed a charge of criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon against Weigle, a Level 6 Felony.

After investigating, police say Weigle reversed on his lawn tractor near their fence line, pulled out a handgun and waved it at Keller.  Keller then pulled out his handgun and struck Weigle three to four times.  Prosecutors determined that Keller was justified in firing on Weigle.

The shooting was captured on Keller’s security cameras.

Jeff Weigle (mugshot from 2011 arrest)

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office said there have been more than a dozen police reports involving Weigle and Keller.  In 2011, police arrested both men for battery after a fight over their dogs ended in a stabbing and physical fight.

According to court documents, Johnson County Sheriff Doug Cox received an email from the daughter of Weigle’s landlord that said Weigle had told his landlord that he would be getting out of the hospital soon, and planned to kill his neighbor, Dean Keller.

Cox said his department investigated the alleged threat. A protective order was forthcoming, he said.

The arrest warrant for Weigle has been served at an undisclosed facility where he’s recovering.