Teen charged as adult in Campbellsport arrow case
The Associated Press & WTMJ News Team
FOND DU LAC- A 16-year-old boy accused of shooting an arrow that hit a Campbellsport girl has been criminally charged as an adult.
Fond du Lac County District Attorney Dan Kaminsky charged 16-year-old Casey H. Bennett with second-degree reckless injury, a Class F felony, and obstructing an officer, a Class A misdemeanor, on Friday.
Seven-year-old Aryanna Schneeberg was playing outside her home when she was hit in the back by an arrow fired from a compound bow May 20.
Doctors at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin said Aryanna was "lucky to be alive" after the arrow sliced through her spleen, stomach, diaphragm and lung before stopping at her liver.
The Fond du Lac Reporter (http://fondul.ac/MSLYNh ) says the teen initially denied shooting the arrow, but later told investigators he was aiming for squirrels and didn't come forward because he was scared.
Bennett faces a maximum of just over 13 years in prison and a $35,000 fine for the charges.
Bennett has a court appearance set for August 21.