By David Knopf/Richmond News
Jerry Nail, a defendant in a 2011 Super Bowl Sunday shooting in Ray County, pleaded guilty early this week in an agreement with the prosecutor that placed him on five years’ supervised probation.
He was charged in the February 2011 shooting of Jeffrey Merriman outside Merriman’s mother’s home in Fleming.
Nail pleaded guilty to lesser charges than originally filed and received SIS – Suspended Imposition of Sentence. That conditional finding would withhold the guilty plea from his record – and the defendant from going to jail – if he fulfills the five-year probation, including supervision by the state office of Board of Probation and Parole.
According to the probation terms, any new brush with the law, including drug and alcohol use, frequenting bars and casinos, or having contact with the victim, could result in the probation returning to court. Nail is also subject to searches of his residence and person by any law enforcement or Probation and Parole officer.