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Border Agents Cleared After Months of Investigation

A grand jury ruled Thursday that two border agents were justified in shooting at a man who allegedly tried to run them down on an ATV. It took three months of investigation and four days of testimony for the Franklin County grand jury to make its decision. Among those who testified was the suspect, 25-year-old Timoth Fleury.

“If there’s any concern that Mr. Fleury wasn’t heard, nothing could be farther from the truth,” said District Attorney Derek Champagne. “He was allowed to fully testify to the jury about the events of that particular evening.”

In May, U.S. Border agents Dennis Rascoe and Daniel Taylor shot at Fleury after he was caught smuggling 317 pounds of marijuana into the U.S. Officials estimate the drugs were worth more than $500,000. Champagne says the agents only fired their weapons after Fleury drove the ATV at them at full speed.

State Police are still looking for the man who was with Fleury at the time of the shooting. He fled from the scene and was never found.


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