A Natrona County man is accused of firing a gun into a camper, as part of a scare tactic, will be headed to the state hospital in Evanston for a mental evaluation.

Levi McInturff has pleaded not guilty by reason of mental illness to one count of aggravated assault and battery and one count of possession of a deadly weapon with unlawful intent.

According to his attorney, McInturff has Huntington's disease, which causes nerves cells in the brain to break down.

The claim is that the mental condition may have messed up McInturff's ability to realize what he was doing was wrong.

The Natrona County Sheriff’s Office says in early August, the owner of a camper on Sand Drift Circle, had told McInturff to leave and he had been trespassed from the property.

McInturff then raised a gun and fired one shot into the camper.

The bullet hit a mirror inside.

The Sheriff’s Office later found McInturff, along with two handguns that were in his possession.

He said he fired one of them, in an attempt to scare the owner of the camper.

McInturff could face up to 10 years in prison on the aggravated assault charge, and up to five years in prison on the possession of deadly weapon with unlawful intent charge if convicted.