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Charges Dropped Against Town Commissioner In Yard Sale Incident

Posted August 19, 2005 11:33 a.m. EDT

— A jury cleared an Angier town commissioner of charges after being accused of pistol-whipping a woman.

Inez Lee, 75, was charged with hitting Shirley Pierce with a gun three times last fall at a yard sale.

Defense attorneys said Lee was defending herself at the time of the attack.