The murder case against a man accused in an October confrontation and shooting in rural Clark County was dismissed Thursday.
A motion and order for exoneration filed in the case against Vancouver resident Cody D. Nutter, 32, says further investigation is needed. Nutter initially appeared in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of second-degree murder; he was never formally charged.
Daniel Tveidt, 35, of Amboy was killed in the shooting. Nutter was later taken into custody at his residence by a Clark County Regional SWAT team and booked on the murder allegation.
Shortly after 7 p.m. Oct. 17, deputies responded to a call at the Chelatchie Prairie General Store, 42411 N.E. Yale Bridge Road, about 9 miles west of the shooting scene.
Two witnesses who were with Tveidt before the shooting told detectives that Tveidt was driving them in his vehicle after dark near 54 Road, east of Healy Road, after watching the sunset and drinking beer. At about 7 p.m., Tveidt drove past a pullout in the road, where a white truck was parked, and they heard gunshots. Tveidt pulled his car up next to the truck and then drove “in the firing line of the person shooting guns,” court documents state.