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September 9, 2013

No charges to be filed in Lents shooting

Daviess County Prosecutor Dan Murrie said in a release Monday there will be no charges in the shooting of Indiana State Police Trooper Jarrod Lents.

In a short statement faxed to the Times Herald, Murrie said after reviewing facts of the June 17 incident, no charges were to be filed. Lents shot James D. Jones, 60, Shoals, after the man tried to shoot the trooper. Jones died soon after.

Lents was injured in the shooting following the incident at Black Oak Armaments, U.S. 50, Montgomery, and was soon released from Deaconess Hospital in Evansville. The trooper soon returned to work and traveled to Maine to thank the manufacturer of the bulletproof vest he was wearing in Montgomery.

Jones' wife told the Times Herald in an interview on June 29 he may not have been right mentally due to a change in medication for Alzheimer's disease a month before.

Other than the statement, Murrie was not available for further questions.

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