No Charges to be Filed in Fayette County Incident


Published on August 21 2012 5:47 am
Last Updated on July 14 2013 12:07 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

Fayette County State's Attorney Stephen Friedel Monday said no charges would be filed in connection with an incident last week in which a gun was discharged.  No one was injured in the incident.

Friedel said some Petco workers attempted to go onto private property to make line repairs in the aftermath of Thursday evening's storms.  The owner of the property came out of his home and fired a gun into the air and told the workers to leave, saying they had 10 minutes to get off his land.  He said the workers explained why they were coming onto the property but the property owner said workers had left a mess when they'd been on the property in the past and he wanted them to leave. 

Friedel said tempers on both sides flared, but the property owner then returned to his home, firing the gun into the air once more.

Friedel said it was a wrong decision to bring a gun into the situation, but noted the man was on his property and said he has a right to do so.  As a result, while the man was taken into custody on a count of aggravated discharge of a firearm, Friedel said no charges would be filed.