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.