HARRISONBURG - An Elkton man found guilty of shooting a Rockingham County resident following an alleged "road rage" incident in 2012 will be allowed to travel out of state while he awaits the results of his appeal.
Rudolph Dean, 48, who has claimed self-defense since his arrest following the January 2012 incident, was charged with aggravated malicious wounding, a crime that carries a maximum punishment of life in prison.
On April 17, a Rockingham County jury found Dean guilty of a lesser charge, felony unlawful wounding, and recommended he serve nine months in jail. He faced up to five years in prison on the charge.
He has since appealed and is free on bond.
“I don’t see any harm for him to travel out of state.” said Judge T.J. Wilson, during a hearing in Rockingham County Circuit Court Thursday. “I don’t see where he’s is any type of flight risk.”
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