Rodney Brossart appeared with his wife, Susan, and their children Abby, Jacob, Thomas and Alex, all appearing jointly in the pre-trial hearing before state District Judge Joel Medd over criminal charges related to their aggressive resistance to law enforcement officers a year ago who were responding to a complaint from a neighbor over three stray cows and their calves.
Farmer, family involved in summer standoff face terrorizing, theft charges The attorney for the Nelson County farmer charged with terrorizing and theft felonies in the unusual standoff last summer that started with wandering cows said Thursday he may challenge the use of a federal drone in the farmer’s arrest.
High-level surveillance first U.S. case of civilian arrest via Predator
The use of a Border Patrol high-flying drone in the arrest last summer of members of the Rodney Brossart family at their Nelson County farm is a first such use of a well-known military unmanned aerial vehicle to apprehend a civilian, according to a news report.
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