A Chattooga County, Ga., grand jury cleared officers who shot a North Georgia man earlier this year.
Members of the U.S. Marshals Service found Thomas Zane Campbell on a porch on Halls Valley Spur in Trion on April 10. He was wanted because he went into hiding in the middle of his own criminal trial, which went on in his absence, with a jury finding him guilty of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. When the officers arrived, Campbell later told investigators, he pointed a gun under his chin.
"Based upon the facts and the law presented," a member of the grand jury wrote Nov. 3, "we find there is no basis to seek any criminal charges against any officer in this matter and that the officers were legally justified."