Teen in shooting charged as adult

A Shobonier youth who is being charged as an adult for his alleged role in a February shooting incident has pleaded not guilty to those charges.
Nathan T. Wiseman, 15, appeared in Fayette County Court on Monday, a month after the office of Fayette County State’s Attorney Joshua Morrison filed two felony charges.
Wiseman is charged with the Class X felony aggravated battery with a firearm and the Class 1 felony aggravated discharge of a firearm.
The Class X charge alleges that Wiseman injured an 11-year-old male by shooting him in the chest with a .32-caliber revolver.
The Class 1 charge alleges that Wiseman discharged the firearm “in the direction” of the 12-year-old.
A Class X felony is punishable by up to 30 years in prison, and the maximum prison sentence for a Class 1 felony is 15 years.
The juvenile who was shot was initially taken to Fayette County Hospital for treatment, then transferred to a St. Louis hospital. The youth was released from the hospital several days later, according to Morrison.
After being charged in a juvenile petition with aggravated battery with a firearm and aggravated discharge of a firearm, Wiseman was taken to the Madison County Juvenile Detention Center.
He was released from the center after Morrison’s office filed the felony charges.
Morrison appeared in court on Monday with his attorney, Monroe McWard, and waived his right to a preliminary hearing in pleading not guilty
His bond was set at $25,000 on March 17, and he was returned to the juvenile center following that hearing.
Wiseman made his first appearance in court with McWard on March 20, and was released on bail that day after posting the required $2,500.

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