Woman in fatal ’18 house raid facing new charges

January 17, 2019

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A woman at the center of a 2018 raid in Harrisburg that led to the fatal shooting of a deputy U.S. marshal has been released from prison.

Pennlive.com reports Shayla Towles Pierce likely won’t face charges in connection with the marshal’s death, but is facing new drug charges.

Pierce’s boyfriend fired at U.S. marshals as they attempted to detain Pierce. Deputy marshal Christopher Hill was struck and killed by friendly fire.

The boyfriend, Kevin Sturgisied, died in a shootout in the street.

Pierce was released for time already served after pleading guilty in August to a gun possession charge and two misdemeanors.

The new charges stem from drugs allegedly found in her home during the raid.

She’s free on $30,000 bail and has a court date scheduled in March. Her attorney didn’t immediately return a message Thursday.


Information from: Pennlive.com, http://www.pennlive.com

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