Just a few things i thought of
Assuming they didnt shoot neighboors house
1. Any proof? I have Millions of #8s in my basement if i go out and throw an ounce against my house the my neoghboor can be chargednwith reckless discharge?
2. Im not a ballistics expert but would say that at most you could try to match it to an empty shell (powder residue) but doubt it could be matched to gun or trajectory.
3. I would never plead, heresay with bo evidence baloney
Again i wojldt shoot the house in the first place but people get upset when they move to the country and find out people own/use guns so i wouldnt put it past them to make a fake call. Even #5s at that range would feel like rain