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Taft Midway Driller - Taft, CA
  • Father, son ordered to serve time for reckless shooting

  • Men were arrested after bullets hit oil rig near Fellows.
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    The father and son arrested for illegally shooting near Fellows in march were sentenced
    Thomas Marshal Jacobsen, 45, and his son, Justin Mitchell Jacobsen, 20, were arrested by Kern County Sheriff's deputies investigating a report of gunshots being fired in a busy oilfield with some of the bullets striking a working oil rig.
    Both men had previously pleaded no contest to recklessly discharging a firearm.
    Thomas Jacobsen was sentenced to 2 years 8 months to be served at Wasco State Prison.
    Justin Jacobsen was sentenced to 2 years and 4 days to be served in jail and placed on 3 years probation.
    Both men were fined $350.
    Charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon were dismissed in a plea agreement.
    Deputies first responded to the site of the shooting, on Chevron property in the 4500 block of Midoil Road about 10 a.m. on March 23, a Sunday morning.
    Witnesses told deputies that they heard approximately 10 shots and two or three bullets hit their rig.
    No one was injured.
    An employee followed a vehicle from the scene and deputies contacted the men in Taft.
    They were arrested and deputies seized a .22-caliber rifle and a .308 caliber rifle.
     
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