The Effingham resident who told police that someone shot him when he accidently shot himself last December has received probation.
22-year-old David Koester was charged in the incident with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, as he previously had his FOID card revoked, Obstructing Justice, and of Disorderly Conduct for making a false 911 call.
The charges came after he told police that he was shot in the leg on December 19th while running with his dog in the Little Wabash River bottoms area near the TREC Trail.
Koester was in court Wednesday as a plea deal had been reached in the case. Koester received 30 months probation. He must also complete 100 hours of public service work and pay $5000 in restitution to the Effingham County Sheriff’s Office. Koester was also fined an additional $500 and will have to write and apology letter to the Sheriff’s office.
The Unlawful Possession of a Firearm charge and the Disorderly Conduct for making a false 911 call charge were both dismissed as part of the plea.