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Alleged victim in West Lafayette standoff speaks out

Dustin Borders made his first court appearance Wednesday, after being shot in a stand-off on Feb. 25th.

Posted: Mar 6, 2019 11:50 PM

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — Dustin Borders made his first court appearance Wednesday, after being shot in a standoff with police on Feb. 25th. He was in a wheelchair for the injury to his hip.

He faces a number of charges, including criminal confinement, intimidation with a deadly weapon and resisting law enforcement with a deadly weapon. Prosecutors said he is also a habitual offender.

Border's family and friends were vocal in court - they said the shooting wasn't justified, and the person police called a hostage agreed.

In addition to the charges, police also issued a no-contact order to Borders for the alleged victim, however she already has a hearing set for March 29th to get it removed. 

Morgan Edmondson told News 18 she was not being held against her will and she never felt like she was in danger. 

"I was completely there on my own free will, I told the hostage negotiators that multiple times, even Dustin on the phone with them said what do I do if she won't leave," said Edmondson. 

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