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Accidental shooting results in battery charge

A 39-year-old Gardnerville man was charged with battery causing substantial bodily harm in an altercation with his brother-in-law which ended when the defendant’s wife was shot in the abdomen. The charge was filed June 7 against Travis Belles. He was taken into custody without incident, and released on $2,500 cash bail. Belles is to appear in East Fork Justice Court at 1 p.m. on June 26. According to reports, Belles is accused of getting into an argument with 36-year-old Benjamin Dupreez who lived with Belles and his wife in their home in the 1300 block of Waterloo. At one point, …

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The Record Courier Updated Jun 14, 2013 01:51PM Published Jun 13, 2013 03:28PM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.