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Prison sentence for man who fired gun at Whiskey Dick's

A man who was arrested in June after allegedly holding a gun to the head of a South Lake Tahoe man inside a bar has been sentenced to seven years in state prison.

On Feb. 25, El Dorado County Superior Court Judge Suzanne Kingsbury sentenced Scott Enerson to four years in prison for an assault at Whiskey Dick's about 1:45 a.m. on June 3, according to court documents.

Kingsbury also sentenced Enerson to three years in state prison, to be served consecutively to the assault conviction, for using a firearm in the commission of a felony.

According to police, Enerson pulled a loaded handgun from his waistband and held it to the head of a 31-year-old South Lake Tahoe man at the bar.

"A struggle over the gun resulted. During the fight Enerson discharged one round from the weapon, which struck the ceiling of the bar," according to a statement from police following Enerson's arrest. "The weapon malfunctioned after firing this round and was wrestled away from suspect. Enerson was restrained by the victim when officers arrived on scene."

Enerson pleaded no contest to the assault charge in January.

A charge of attempted murder against Enerson was dropped as part of the plea.


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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Mar 5, 2013 09:23PM Published Mar 5, 2013 09:19PM Copyright 2013 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.