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PA:Trespassing Dispute Leads to Shootout
wnep.com ^ | 4 July, 2013 | Mike Vojtko and Bill Wadell

Posted on 07/05/2013 3:48:51 PM PDT by marktwain

RICE TOWNSHIP — A 19-year-old from Wilkes-Barre Township has been charged with attempted homicide after a shooting Wednesday night near Mountain Top.

Troopers said Nicholas Drust is in custody after the shooting on Heslop Road in Rice Township around 8:30 p.m.

According to court documents, Nicholas Drust and his father Robert were questioned by two neighbors, who accused the men of trespassing on private property along the dead-end road.

A neighbor told Newswatch 16 that loitering, trespassing and dumping are common problems on the rural road.

“The problem is, people come down here and park and drink beer and throw trash. It`s a shame that they do that,” said Ross Horsley.

Rice Township Police Chief Robert Franks said Robert Drust punched 75-year-old Larry Papach in the face, which lead to a violent shootout.

“Before the police even got there, that’s when the fight started,” said Franks. “There was an argument, there was a pushing, shoving, fist-fight type thing, and then there was the shooting.”

Detectives said Nicholas Drust fired 14 rounds from a semi-automatic handgun at Papach in the shoulder and hand.

The criminal complaint said Papach was able to return fire, shooting six rounds from a pistol.

The bullets from Papach’s gun hit Robert Drust in the thigh, as well as the alleged trespasser’s sedan.

(Excerpt) Read more at wnep.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; gunfight; pa; secondamendment; trespass
Sounds like they emptied their guns.
1 posted on 07/05/2013 3:48:51 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

21 shots and only one hit?


2 posted on 07/05/2013 3:56:32 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

Shoulder and hand on one, thigh on the other genius.


3 posted on 07/05/2013 4:01:21 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: muir_redwoods

Why thanks, yes I am a genius.

Story says he was shooting at his shoulder and hand.


4 posted on 07/05/2013 4:02:35 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: marktwain

Sounds like a white Trayvon. One question and the thug throws a punch.


5 posted on 07/05/2013 4:03:45 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: driftdiver

I learned to speak journaliste, it’s a form of intuitive English used in newspapers.


6 posted on 07/05/2013 4:04:38 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I won’t hold my breath for Obama to say “this could have been my son”.


7 posted on 07/05/2013 4:17:57 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: marktwain
"Rice Township Police Chief Robert Franks...said both men are expected to recover from their injuries, and that Papach fired in self-defense of the trespassers. 'He’s been a good neighbor to everybody there...' said Franks. Nicholas Drust [trespasser]...is locked up on $100,000 bail."

Good police chief. Maybe the next time, residents there will be more prepared to more effectively stop trespassers who attack with deadly force (first attempt to punch a 75-year-old in that situation).


8 posted on 07/05/2013 4:22:14 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: familyop

What was a fourteen year old doing carrying a handgun at that time? Seems that should garner some charges for the kids Father. And no I don’t have a problem with a kid shooting a handgun in the proper circumstances, target shooting under supervision, defense of life and property unsupervised. This does not seem to fit the proper circumstances situation.


9 posted on 07/05/2013 4:29:26 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Mastador1

Sorry long day, nineteen year old firing fourteen rounds, MY BAD!!


10 posted on 07/05/2013 4:30:53 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Mastador1

I’m still trying to figure why the guy was shooting at his shoulder and hand.


11 posted on 07/05/2013 4:35:23 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: marktwain

The wilds of PA are like this. I have been involved in standoffs involving trespassing on my wife’s grandfathers property. He always open carried at .375 magnum. Cooler heads would prevail, but I have to say it got my adrenaline pumping.


12 posted on 07/05/2013 4:37:27 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (.Molon Labe - shall not be questioned)
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To: muir_redwoods

“I learned to speak journaliste...”

Yeah, but can you read cursive?


13 posted on 07/05/2013 5:02:09 PM PDT by moovova
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To: moovova

Only as well as a journalist can.


14 posted on 07/05/2013 5:14:56 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: driftdiver

he didn’t slam you, he was sarc’ing both of the shooters as ‘geniuses’.


15 posted on 07/05/2013 5:27:44 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Secret Agent Man; muir_redwoods

Yes I figured that out eventually. Still working on my mensa test as well.


16 posted on 07/05/2013 5:44:29 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

i don’t blame you reading it that way given how some like to pounce on others here.


17 posted on 07/05/2013 6:30:19 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: driftdiver
21 shots and only one hit?

Sounds like LEO material to me.

18 posted on 07/05/2013 6:37:11 PM PDT by patriotsblood
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To: marktwain

The best way to meet the Lord is through prayer. Another common way is to trespass on private property.


19 posted on 07/05/2013 7:25:49 PM PDT by B4Ranch (AGENDA: Grinding America Down ----- http://vimeo.com/63749370)
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To: moovova

typing in cursive...gets comments deleted.

20 posted on 07/05/2013 7:53:25 PM PDT by BlueDragon
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To: muir_redwoods

Rachel Jeantal (juror #8) wants to know if you’ll teach her cursive.


21 posted on 07/05/2013 8:02:24 PM PDT by moovova
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To: mrsmel

“I won’t hold my breath for Obama to say “this could have been my son”.

More like creepy azz cracka. :-)


22 posted on 07/05/2013 8:21:23 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: moovova

Sorry, that’s retarded, sir


23 posted on 07/06/2013 2:31:43 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: marktwain

“The bullets from Papach’s gun hit Robert Drust in the thigh, as well as the alleged trespasser’s sedan.”

I’d hate to get shot in the sedan, it sounds painful.


24 posted on 07/06/2013 2:41:33 AM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: muir_redwoods

LOL


25 posted on 07/06/2013 4:51:37 AM PDT by moovova
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