A Strange Situation Involves Guns Pulled On Secret Service Agents

By: Christine Kennedy
By: Christine Kennedy

A man and his mother pulled their guns on two secret service agents two week ago in Chocowinity.

District Attorney Seth Edwards says on November 20th, two U.S. Secret Service Agents dressed in street clothes went onto Louise Chandler's property while conducting an investigation.

Louise called her son, Jermie Chandler from across the street to come over after she saw strangers on her lawn. Jermie got out of his truck with a gun drawn at the two men not knowing they were Secret Service Agents.

The agents revealed their identity and Jermie immediately dropped the gun. Louise dialed 911 after she hear activity outside.

The agents went to the front door and found Chandler holding a gun. No criminal charges have been filed. Jermie says the situation was "very strange."

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  • by Faust's son Location: Washington on Dec 9, 2008 at 06:49 PM
    Under Title 18, Section 3056, USC, USSS They don't need a warrant and hindering them in any way is a punishable crime.
  • by AWESOME BILL Location: G-VEGAS on Dec 5, 2008 at 12:06 PM
  • by nurset Location: eastern nc on Dec 5, 2008 at 09:59 AM
    I just don't think that the SS should have been poking around in her yard without first going to the door and knocking and identifying themselves as SS agents. That was stupid on their part. Put yourselves in her place and in her sons. You know that your 78 yr old mother is alone and she tells you that there are strangers in her yard walking around and looking under shelters and such. I think that Jermie did what any son would have done. He was scared for his Mama. In this day and age, no one knows what anyone else is up to. The SS agents should have knocked on her door and told her who they were and that they needed to ask her some questions or look around. That would have been the smart thing to do.
  • by come on folks Location: greenville on Dec 4, 2008 at 06:58 PM
    First of all, no ones rights were violated. No one was initially detained, handcuffed or searched. Secondly, No Trespassing signs are great and apply to the general public. As law enforcement officials, they have the right to come on yours, mine or any other property to speak with somebody on a consentual basis while performing an official act of their office, like let's just say, investigating a crime. I understand the security risks perceived by the homeowner/resident, and do not think they over reacted. They also acted extremely properly once the identity of the agents was established. My primary rant is for those that are trying to deem this as some sort of socialistic government conspiracy. Law enforcement from all branches have been operating under this purview for YEARS, and will continue to do so until the Constitution is ammended. Let go your conspiracy theories, learn the law and don't blame me, I voted for McCain!
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Dec 4, 2008 at 03:47 PM
    SS or not, don't come stumbling around on my property unanounced,or you will face a weapon.
  • by Concerned Location: Washington on Dec 4, 2008 at 07:22 AM
    There is more of this story at: www.beaufortobserver.net. I would not want anyone roaming on my property either. Older people do need to protect themselves - glad she had a son close by to check it out.
  • by ???? Location: NC on Dec 3, 2008 at 11:21 PM
    This story came from Seth Edwards DA. Who also said the home owner should be glad she wasn't shot. I say the SS should be glad they wern't shot and should keep away from law abiding people. Go investigate politicians. Bet you'll find some wrong doing there.
  • by ~ALPHA female~ Location: O84P on Dec 3, 2008 at 08:33 PM
    awww...her boy loves her! Number one rule.....never miss with a woman's kids...number two rule...when those kids grow up.....you never miss with their momma!
  • by ME Location: Washington NC on Dec 3, 2008 at 07:25 PM
    The funniest thing about this situation is the house belongs to Ms. Chandler which is Sheriff Alan Jordans mother in law. You tell me why the secret agents were in Beaufort County and at her house of all places. Hope this puts your mind in a twist.
  • by Talon Location: NC on Dec 3, 2008 at 03:24 PM
    Ted, are you trying to tell me that a law enforcement officer needs a search warrant to walk up to a house? Nothing in this article says that the agents were in the back yard. Besides, the 14th ammendment protects against unreasonable searches and seizures. There is no indication that the agents were there to search or seize anything. I do agree that the information in this article is sketchy at best and raises more questions than it answers.

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