Steamboat man accused of sending bullet into city attorney’s SUV takes plea deal |

Steamboat man accused of sending bullet into city attorney’s SUV takes plea deal

— The Steamboat Springs man accused of firing a bullet through a bedroom wall and into the back of an SUV being driven by City Attorney Tony Lettunich has been sentenced to 30 days in jail and five years of unsupervised probation.

As part of a plea deal, Scott Brooks pleaded guilty to prohibited use of a weapon, a misdemeanor.

A felony charge of illegally discharging a firearm was dismissed.

Brooks must pay Lettunich $684 and write a letter of apology.

On Oct. 1, Lettunich was driving with his wife to dinner in Steamboat when Lettunich thought a rock hit the back of his Chevrolet Suburban on Clubhouse Drive.

Lettunich later discovered a bullet was lodged in the back tailgate of the vehicle.

The Lettunichs were not injured, and it appeared the .22 caliber bullet inadvertently struck the vehicle.

Police arrested Brooks for the shooting after an extensive investigation that had officers use lasers to recreate the bullet’s likely trajectory through Brooks’ bedroom wall and into the back of the Suburban.

Officers started interviewing Brooks after noticing what appeared to be a bullet hole in a bedroom wall of his residence.

He denied he had any weapons in his home, but officers found a pistol and a rifle at the residence.

Brooks will not be allowed to possess a firearm while he is on probation.

To reach Scott Franz, call 970-871-4210, email or follow him on Twitter @ScottFranz10

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