4 Corners BBQ owner cleared in burglary suspect’s death

LYNCHBURG — A Lynchburg-area restaurant owner will not stand trial for fatally wounding a suspected burglar this past April.

The Harris County District Attorney’s Office said that on Aug. 20 a Grand Jury issued a “No Bill” against Donald Prejeant in the shooting. The “No Bill” means that the Grand Jury felt that circumstances surrounding the shooting did not warrant criminal charges considering the evidence submitted at the time of the review.

According to Harris County Sheriff’s Detective Sgt. Larry Davis, who is assigned to the Homicide division, on April 27, at approximately 11:50 p.m., Prejeant, the owner of Four Corners Bar-B-Q was contacted at his home by the alarm company that monitors his business and told of a possible unauthorized entry into the business.

“The owner left his home and drove the short distance to the barbecue stand and observed a broken window and a male inside his business,” Davis said.

Prejeant fired a single .45 caliber round at the suspect, fatally wounding him, Davis added.

The name of the victim has not been released to the public.

Davis said that they referred the case to a Harris County Grand Jury with a recommendation that no charges be filed against the business owner. That action does not preclude civil litagation in such matters.