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Man who entered wrong apartment gets a year in prison

PRESCOTT - A man who entered the wrong apartment at 4 a.m. and acted "in an aggressive manner" toward the resident in July was sentenced to a year in state prison Monday.

Sean M. Crowley, 22, left his own home after an argument with a friend, and intoxicated, went into someone else's apartment, where the occupant confronted him with an Airsoft gun, according to Prescott Valley police spokesman Brandon Bonney. The occupant told him to get on his knees, and when he did not, the man shot him in the groin.

Crowley told police he had been drinking, found the apartment door open, and went inside, said Bonney.

He was not seriously injured and was booked on a trespassing charge.

In court, that charge was dismissed and Crowley instead faced multiple counts of probation violations. Judge Cele Hancock sentenced him to a year in prison for each, with the sentences being served concurrently.