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ENTERPRISE, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama jury says an Enterprise man was legally standing his ground and defending himself when he fired a rifle three times into a truck his nephew was driving.

The Dothan Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/19DVGhe ) 38-year-old Mickey Jordan was acquitted on a felony charge of shooting into an occupied vehicle by a Geneva County jury Thursday. Jordan's attorney, Jason Brogden, says the verdict shows Alabama citizens "won't be branded a felon for standing your ground."

Jordan was charged in November 2010 after his nephew, Alex Ray Jordan, came to his home with a wrecker truck to retrieve a piece of heavy equipment. Brogden says Jordan got his rifle and shot at the truck after his nephew threatened to kill him and started driving in circles in his yard.

 

Information from: The Dothan Eagle, http://www.dothaneagle.com

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