SANDPOINT, Idaho - A northern Idaho man who shot an Elmira resident in the face during a home invasion has pleaded guilty to attempted murder.
The Bonner County Daily Bee reports that 19-year-old Joseph Eugene Cleveland made the plea Monday in 1st District Court.
Prosecutors say Cleveland fired at the victim from outside the home after the home invasion on March 10.
Police say the shot from a .40-caliber pistol grazed the 57-year-old victim's cheek and went through the bill of his baseball cap.
Cleveland says he was high on meth at the time and was goaded into the shooting by an accomplice.
Cleveland is scheduled to be sentenced on May 9. He faces up to 15 years in prison.