One of two York Township men who police said assaulted convicted shooter Eric Dadeboe inside Jamie's Courtside bar in Spring Garden Township must spend half a year at home.

Corey Potter, 38, of Waterford Drive, pleaded guilty Thursday to simple assault and was sentenced to two years of probation, with the first six months on house arrest, according to senior deputy prosecutor Seth Bortner.

The case against his co-defendant, Joshua Smeltzer, 33, of Rambo Road, is pending. He has a pretrial conference scheduled for April 18.

Bortner said plea negotiations with Smeltzer are ongoing.

In December, a jury acquitted Dadeboe, 29, of Hunter Creek Drive in Conewago Township, of aggravated assault for shooting Smeltzer inside the 18 S. Belmont St. bar on June 20, 2011. But jurors convicted him of the lesser charge of reckless endangerment, for which he's currently serving a six-month sentence in York County Prison.

Bortner argued to jurors at Dadeboe's trial that the man was beaten up for no reason inside the bar by Potter and Smeltzer. Dadeboe left the bar, returned with a handgun and shot Smeltzer in the upper chest.

Bortner maintains the shooting was done in anger or revenge, while defense attorney Chris Ferro told jurors Dadeboe went back inside Jamie's Courtside with a gun to get his then-girlfriend out safely.



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