Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Charges Dropped Against Farmer

Charges have been dismissed against a retired Isanti County farmer who chased after a gasoline thief with a shotgun. The charges against Kenneth Englund earlier were reduced from felony assault to two misdemeanors.
Kenneth Englund
Isanti County Attorney Jeffrey Edblad says his office no longer believes that the case could be proven beyond a reasonable doubt, so the charges were dismissed. Englund's attorney, Brian Toder, had argued that Englund was within his rights in going after the thief in an effort to help law enforcement.