Man arrested for killing to be released


Klickitat County Prosecuting Attorney David Quesnel says his office presently does not plan to prosecute Mark Allen, who was arrested in the shooting death of John Roger Swigart near Bickleton.

Klickitat County Sheriff Bob Songer made the disclosure through a statement released last week. In it, he stated Quesnel had advised him that, based on his review so far of the results of the investigation regarding Swigart’s death on June 16, “There is sufficient evidence that Mark Allen acted in self-defense” and that therefore no criminal charges will be filed at this time against Allen.

Allen was being held at the county jail in Goldendale; Songer said he would be released.

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