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Randolph County Family Files Firearm Lawsuit

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A Randolph County family has filed a lawsuit against a man they said was negligent in the use of a firearm.

Robert and Susie Boatwright said Robert Reckart Jr., 49, was not allowed to possess firearms because of a prior felony conviction.

The complaint said the Reckharts invited the Boatwrights' 15-year-old son to join them on a hunting trip in Tucker County.

During that trip, Reckart's gun went off and wounded the boy, who later lost a leg.

Reckart later pleaded guilty to one count of felon in possession of a firearm and will be sentenced next Tuesday.