James Mueller will be serving a total of 14 years in the department of corrections for shooting a woman who owed him $800 for drugs. Testimony was heard at a sentencing hearing on Tuesday in front of Judge Daniel Kellogg. Mueller and his co‐defendant Damien Woolery lived at 1101 South 18th Street when they were visited by the victim in the early morning hours on January 2, 2019. The victim was shot and taken to Mosaic where she told officers that she went to the residence because she owed Mueller $800 for drugs and also wanted to confront him for selling drugs to a confidential informant. When officers responded to the shooting location they found a gun, ammunition and drugs. Mueller had left the residence and could not be located.
Several days later James Mueller and his co‐defendant were found. Mueller had drugs and over $1500 cash on him at the time. There were also guns found in the area where he was located and in the vehicle he had been driving.
After the testimony was presented, Mueller was sentenced by the Court to two consecutive seven year sentences for being a convicted felon in possession of a weapon and four years for the charge of possessing methamphetamine. Damien Woolery was previously sentenced to eight years for his involvement in this case.