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MAN WHO WAS SHOT IN HEAD WITH ARROW LEAVES HOSPITAL EXPECTING FULL RECOVERY

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A man shot in the head with an arrow fired from a crossbow left the hospital with a prognosis for a full recovery.

Arthur Ekvall said Thursday he was still fearful of his former boyfriend, charged in the shooting, and planned to go into hiding.Jesse Solis, 25, remained jailed in lieu of $250,000 bail after pleading not guilty Wednesday to attempted murder and auto theft.

Solis faces a possible life sentence if convicted of all counts.

Ekvall, 29, said Solis became obsessed with him in December, when Ekvall decided to move from the apartment they had shared.

"He started calling my family. If he couldn't find me, he would just kind of go mad. I think he lost touch and finally snapped."

Ekvall said he spent last weekend with Solis because he believed he had changed his ways.

"Now I think he planned the whole thing," he said.

Deputy District Attorney F. Robert Hammes said Solis loaded a crossbow with a short arrow and shot Ekvall in the base of the neck while Ekvall slept early Monday.

The arrow entered just to the left of Ekvall's spine and traveled upward, lodging just above his left eye. Doctors said Ekvall suffered no brain, eye or nerve damage.