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CRIME AND COURT ROUNDUP: No charges filed against Douglas County sheriff's lieutenant who killed a hitch-hiker

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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.


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Jason Schulte
Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts with his wife and two daughters. 
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