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SBI Looks Into Shooting Of State Trooper's Wife

Posted July 8, 2003

— The State Bureau of Investigation is now involved in an attempted murder investigation, which centers around the shooting of a state trooper's wife.

Linda Strickland Lee is currently in jail under $1 million bond after being charged with the attempted murder of Daneille Regan, the wife of state Trooper Bobby Regan. Authorities allege Lee shot Daneille in the chest through her bathroom window June 12.

Person County District Attorney Joe Brewer met with Roxboro police and state investigators Thursday to look at the evidence in the case discuss the case.

"The investigation is open. There are witnesses being questioned right now," he said.

Brewer, along with other authorities, are trying to figure out whether others should be charged in the shooting. Brewer would not say whether Bobby Regan would be considered as a suspect.

Authorities allege that Regan was at Lee's house when police told him about his wife's shooting. However on Wednesday, Wallace Bradsher, Bobby Regan's attorney, said that was not true and that Roxboro police were spreading false claims about his client. As a result, Bradsher asked that the State Bureau of Investigation look into the incident.

"My concern is half-truths coming out during this investigation," Bradsher said.

Brewer said an SBI senior supervisor is already looking into the case.

"I'm comfortable with the role of the State Bureau of Investigation at this point. I'm comfortable with the role of the Roxboro Police Department at this point," Brewer said.

Brewer also would not say whether another arrest is likely. Earlier in the week, Chief Terry Hill, of the Roxboro Police Department, said another arrest would be made soon.

Lee and her attorneys met with a judge Thursday for a court hearing. Her next court hearing is scheduled for July 1.

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