Casey Floyd Felt, 37, could accept a plea deal from the Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office that would see him serve a total of 15 years in state prison if accepted.

Felt is charged with a total of four felonies stemming from allegations that he fired into a trailer wounding an inhabitant in Myers Flat before fleeing the scene Jan. 19, 2017. Before he fled, he allegedly broke into the trailer.

He’s being represented by attorney Michael Acosta and the prosecutor is Deputy District Attorney Josh Rosenfeld.

Acosta acknowledged the DA had made an offer.

Rosenfeld confirmed, saying, “just for the record, we have offered a deal of 15 years.”

Wilson then said he would adopt any negotiated disposition between the two parties and scheduled a hearing for Monday.

Felt could have possibly received a life sentence for the firearm enhancement.

“We have received the offer and we have until Monday to accept the plea,” Acosta said.

On the day of the incident, Felt allegedly fired and hit a woman in the leg before fleeing . He remained on the run until he was apprehended after the county SWAT team served a search warrant at a residence in Miranda a week later.

Felt faces two charges of shooting at an inhabited dwelling, being a felon in possession of a firearm and felony burglary with the special allegation of burglarizing an occupied residence.

Felt pleaded not guilty to all the charges and denied all the special allegations. He was appeared in court wearing handcuffs and jail-issued clothing and he remains in custody with bail set at $1 million.

He is scheduled to go to trial Aug. 20, but that could be avoided if he accepts the plea deal. Felt faces nine years for the assault with a .45 caliber handgun, four years for the infliction of great bodily injury and two years for the second count of assault with the use of a firearm.

Dan Squier can be reached at 707-441-0528.

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