Baker man who accidentally shot himself released from hospital, now in Baker jail

By Baker City Herald January 27, 2014 08:32 am

A Baker City man who spent more than a week in a Boise hospital after accidentally shooting himself in the leg is in custody today at the Baker County Jail.

Eric Lee Cavyell, 23, of 3270 G St., was arrested at 6:27 p.m. Sunday on a statewide felony warrant charging him with violating his parole.

District Attorney Matt Shirtcliff said today that his office also will be filing a charge of felon in possession of a firearm against Cavyell.

Police found the injured Cavyell at his home about 12:45 a.m. on Jan. 14. He was taken to the hospital by ambulance and later was flown by Life Flight air ambulance to St. Alphonsus Medical Center in Boise.

Cavyell was in an open shed in a side yard at his home when he accidentally shot himself in the upper left leg, police  said.