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Aggravated Assault Charged Dismissed in Bedford County Shooting of Civil Rights Marcher

June 10th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

An aggravated assault charge was dropped on Wednesday against a Schellsburg-area man accused of shooting a Wisconsin civil rights activist last summer during a Black Lives Matter march through Bedford County.

The judge also dismissed a charge of simple assault against Terry Myers, 51, following a five-hour preliminary hearing.. District Attorney Lesley Childers-Potts withdrew a charge of criminal mischief.

The judge then bound over charges of reckless endangerment and harassment.

Myers will still stand trial for the Aug. 24 shooting of Orsino Thurman, 37, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

About 30 activists from Wisconsin were traveling on foot and in vehicles to Washington, D.C., for the March to Washington 2020 event when they stopped in the 800 block of Lincoln Highway in Schellsburg. State police in Bedford said there was an exchange of gunfire between the activists and Myers after they parked on his father's parking lot