Goshen man charged for deadly property dispute

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By Jacquelyn Stoess Hack

A Goshen man who claims he shot his brother-in-law in self-defense Oct. 15 is now charged with reckless homicide and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Police arrested Emmitt Pendleton, 50, Oct. 15 after a shooting at Pendleton’s home in the 5200 block of U.S. 42.

Pendleton told police he shot his brother-in-law, Richard Hild, in self-defense during an argument about a utility trailer.

Police found Hild’s body in the driveway after Pendleton called 911.

According to police, Pendleton said Hild arrived at his home uninvited, and a fight ensued.
Pendleton suffered abrasions, cuts and a head wound that required staples.

An Oldham County grand jury indicted Pendleton April 12.

According to court documents, Pendleton’s prior conviction is a 1982 robbery in Jefferson County. In 1992, he was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, a probation violation and possession of marijuana.

Pendleton will be arraigned in Oldham circuit court May 9.

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