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Friday, 10 November 2017 11:34

A Chattooga County Grand Jury cleared the officers involved in a shooting on Halls Valley Road on April 10.

U.S. Marshals and other officers allegedly shot 31-year-old Thomas Zane Campbell, of Walker County, five times --- once in each leg; in each arm and once near the right shoulder. Campbell, age 31, survived.

Agents Jason Cole, Jason Ladd and Chad Rowe were cleared for shooting Campbell at a home just inside Chattooga County.
No Chattooga deputy was present when the shooting occurred near the Walker County line.
"Based upon the facts and law presented, we find there is no basis to seek any criminal charges against any officer in this matter and that the officers were legally justified in their actions. We find that Thomas Zane Campbell pointed a firearm at the officers which resulted in the officers shooting Campbell," the grand jury ruled Monday.
The shooting stemmed from a manhunt by federal agents. Campbell left during the middle of his Catoosa County criminal trail and never returned on March 28. He was on trial for three counts of possession of a firearm by a felon.
The trial continued without Campbell and Superior Court Judge Ralph Van Pelt sentenced him to 13 years in prison.
Campbell's family said the court system treated their son unfairly. 

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