Former Montgomery Co. Reserve Deputy Found Guilty of Attempted Reckless Homicide

A former Montgomery County Sheriff's Office reserve deputy was found guilty on Monday regarding an incident where he shot a man after a fender bender, the Leaf Chronicle reports. Samson Peltier fired on the man who claims that he was moving his car as to not block traffic; however, Peltier maintains that the man attempted to hit him with his jeep then flee the scene. The officer was accused of attempted second-degree murder for the incident but was ultimately found guilty of attempted reckless homicide along with aggravated assault and reckless endangerment. The first trial ended in a hung jury, with one juror when polled saying he would not consider convicting Peltier because he had been in law enforcement. Peltier’s sentencing date is set for July 11, when he is facing 3 to 10 years in prison.

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