CRIME AND COURT ROUNDUP: No charges filed against Douglas County sheriff's lieutenant who killed a hitch-hiker
No charges will be filed against a Douglas County sheriff's lieutenant who shot a distraught hitch-hiker to death almost nine months ago. District Attorney Dan Blank said yesterday that Lieutenant Christopher Hoyt was faced with a deadly threat, and he acted reasonably when he shot-and-killed 21-year-old Andrew Closson. Closson was hitch-hiking New Year's Day on Highway 53, about 40 miles south of Superior. Blank said Hoyt stopped his squad car and told Closson to show his hands.