Lawyer accused of pulling gun on store clerk in social distancing tiff gets interim suspension

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A Vermont lawyer has had her license suspended on an interim basis after she was accused of pulling a gun on a store clerk.

The lawyer, Carrie Legus, did not respond to a petition seeking her immediate suspension after she was charged with reckless endangerment, according to an order by the Vermont Supreme Court.

WCAX and the Legal Profession Blog have coverage.

The dispute occurred at Butch’s Harvest’ore in Walden, Vermont. Legus allegedly complained about a sign promoting social distancing and tried to knock it down, according to a police affidavit cited in a prior story by WCAX.

When a store clerk asked Legus to stop, Legus allegedly pulled out her gun and pointed it at the clerk. Legus left the store and was arrested later.

Legus has pleaded not guilty. She says she was at the store but did not have a gun, according to WCAX.

The disciplinary counsel sent Legus notice of the disciplinary investigation by mail and email. The disciplinary counsel also tried to reach Legus several times by phone and follow-up emails.

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