Roosevelt Man Not To Be Charged With Murder

Following the fatal shooting of a Pasco man earlier this week on Jenson Quarry Road near Bickleton, Klickitat County Prosecutor David Quesnel reviewed the case late Tuesday and determined Mark Lessly Allen, of Roosevelt,¬†acted in self-defense after causing the death of John Roger Swigart early Sunday afternoon. Following interviews and videos taken at the scene, Klickitat county sheriff Bob Songer stated,¬†“he agrees with the prosecutors’ decision:

Sheriff Songer agrees with Klickitat County Prosecutor

Although the investigation continues, the sherrif’s department reported the shooting took place after a heated argument between the two men arose over long standing issues over property in the Bickleton area.