Case against Gibson County Clerk accused of pulling a gun on a man has been dismissed


GIBSON CO., Ind (WEHT) The case against Jim Morrow, the Gibson County Clerk, has been dismissed. Morrow was accused of pulling a gun on a man more than two years ago.

Morrow faced three felony charges: two counts of criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon and one count of pointing a firearm at another person. Last week, a jury found Morrow not guilty on both counts of criminal recklessness but was hung on the third count. The third count was dismissed by the state Tuesday and a judge read the verdict of not guilty of criminal recklessness.

“We always thought that Jim did what he needed to do to protect himself and go home. He did what we hope any one would do it defend himself,” said Brian Butler with Stites & Harbison Partners, “He did it in the matter that was the least that he could employ to make sure that he went home safely. He did that. It’s unfortunate that he had to stand trial for this, but obviously we are very pleased that the jury saw it our way and allowed Jim to go back to his life and we are just very pleased today. “

In April 2019, authorities say Morrow got into an argument with a man outside Sam’s Food Mart in Princeton. Police say Morrow walked away and then returned with a pistol and pointed the gun into the man’s back.

Morrow’s lawyers say he thought somebody was pulling out a weapon after a confrontation so Morrow pulled out his gun. When Morrow realized no one else had a weapon he ran away and called law enforcement. Authorities confirm Morrow is licensed with the state of Indiana to carry a concealed weapon.

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