By Darren Smith, Weekend Contributor
Hoyer admitted to smoking meth for two consecutive days and began hallucinating, hearing voices through a vent to his neighbor’s apartment. He convinced himself that the neighbor and “A bunch of Mexicans and White Guys” were conspiring to rob him.
You can only imagine how quickly things devolved from there.
The neighbor informed police that Hoyer ran out to her front door and threatened to shoot her before returning to his apartment.
It was from there that he began to see “Mexicans in the trees” waiting to attack him. Two of his illusionary assailants went to a second neighbor’s downstairs apartment. Hoyer, being concerned for her welfare, stuffed a .45 pistol into his front waistband and charged down the stairs to “save her”.
As he attempted to rescue her by kicking in the door the pistol went off. The bullet ricocheted off his hip joint then lodged in his Scrotal area–a most humbling moment, yet worthy of a bonus for artistic impression.
Mr. Hoyer might be thankful to be alive but unfortunately Thanksgiving week proved less festive. Having a prior conviction for Robbery did not make for good tidings. A superior court judge sentenced him to thirty months in prison after accepting his guilty plea for Possession of a Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.
Hopefully 2019 will be a better year for him.
By Darren Smith
The Wenatchee World
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