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Oroville man sentenced for 2 shootings, including ATV rider

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Jason Kraft

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - A man was sentenced to 15 years in prison for two shootings in Butte County, including the shooting of a man riding an ATV in Oroville in June, District Attorney Mike Ramsey. 

Ramsey said 36-year-old Jason Kraft was sentenced to 15 years after he was convicted of two counts of assault with a semi-automatic gun, three counts of being a felon with a gun, two counts of possession of ammunition and one count of grand theft. 

On June 22, 41-year-old Bobby Rogers was riding his ATV in the area of Olive Highway and Lower Wyandotte Road when he was shot in the back. 

Rogers, a husband and father of six children, was taken to the hospital where he underwent surgery. He was later released with the bullet still in his body. 

On July 1, the Oroville Police Department released a video to Action News Now, leading officers to identify Kraft. 

He was arrested the next day in Oroville. Officers said they found a semi-automatic ghost gun, which was consistent with the caliber believed to be used in the shooting of Rogers. 

An investigation also revealed that Kraft was a suspect in a shooting on May 11 at a car wash. Ramsey said a man, later identified as Kraft, got out of a car and fired two shots at a different car. He then got back into the vehicle and took off. 

Ramsey said the motives for the shootings are unknown.

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