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Man who shot intruder faces no charges

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Man who shot intruder faces no charges
Herald-Journal,, July 25, 2001

SPARTANBURG, SOUTH CAROLINA -- A man who shot and killed a home invader Monday night will not likely face criminal charges, according to authorities.

The Solicitor's and Sheriff's offices have "decided at this point not to charge him. It looks like self-defense," Sheriff's Lt. Ron Gahagan said.

Charles Lies intended to return to his home on Stewart Road briefly Monday evening to change clothes when he saw a man standing in his kitchen, Gahagan said. The intruder had several firearms that belonged to Lies.

Lies pulled out a pistol he was carrying and shot the intruder twice, Gahagan said.

The victim of the shooting was identified as Robert Michael Cannon. He was 28.

According to Gahagan, Cannon was wanted by authorities. "He had an outstanding criminal domestic violence charge," Gahagan said. "This fellow had a history of taking things that did not belong to him."

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