ST. FRANCIS — Farmer Blake Feikert is in fear for his life and for others close to him because the man he admitted to shooting while burglarizing him a second time is walking free.
“We need to have some justice. If they do it once, they’ll be back to do it again,” said Feikert, 39. “I think everybody needs to be able to protect their property.”
The man he shot is recovering from injuries and is home from the hospital, Feikert said, but has yet to be publicly identified or charged after being found 25 days ago in Feikert’s farm shop with a wound from a .45 caliber handgun.
“They tell me it’s under investigation and they cannot release information, but yet, he’s out running around free, bragging to everybody about how he got by with it,” Feikert said.
Based on the man’s profession, which takes him to various personal properties, Feikert said “I believe he is scoping out your house to rob you.”...
Some two weeks after the shooting, Cheyenne County Sheriff Cody Beeson and County Attorney Nicole Romine concluded in a press release that Feikert acted reasonably in defense of himself and his property.