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Stalking in the Dordogne: the ex-soldier indicted for “assassination attempts” – France

Forcené in Dordogne: “Mr. Dupin was indicted and placed in pre-trial detention (…) but remains hospitalized”, announces the prosecutor

Former soldier Terry Dupin, arrested on May 31 in Dordogne after a long hunt after the assault on his ex-partner, was indicted, in particular for “attempted assassination” and placed in pre-trial detention on Thursday, the Perigueux prosecutor, Solène Belaouar, announced on Friday.

The 29-year-old young man was indicted “for aggravated willful violence committed on his ex-concubine with the use or threat of a weapon and in the presence of the couple’s children, all in a state of legal recidivism, attempted murder on the man who accompanied his ex-concubine at the time of the facts “,” assassination attempt targeting several soldiers of the gendarmerie “and” attempted homicide targeting three other people “, detailed the prosecutor, during a conference press release in Périgueux.

Still hospitalized in Bordeaux

Seriously injured in the throat during his arrest and since hospitalized, the former soldier “was not imprisoned” and “he will be relieved as long as his state of health requires it from a hospital structure specializing in the care of people detained, ”said Solène Belaouar. Always treated at the Bordeaux University Hospital under the responsibility of the prison administration, he “is not currently able to speak”, due to his injuries but “he is on the other hand capable of expressing himself in writing”, a- she also indicated by stressing that “Mr. Dupin was cooperative with the investigators, and even rather in request to be explained”.


Already sentenced four times for violence against his ex-wife, the young man, armed with an alarm pistol and a 30-30 caliber Winchester rifle, fled on May 30 in a wooded and difficult-to-access area of ​​Lardin-Saint-Lazare after assaulting his former companion at home and shot at her friend, without reaching her.

More than 300 gendarmes mobilized for the hunt

According to Solène Belaoua, “the provisional results of this run show 6 sequences of shots against the police, involving 53 soldiers present during his sequences, 10 degraded gendarmerie vehicles and a helicopter hit by bullet”. In total, more than 300 gendarmes supported by helicopters and armored vehicles had been mobilized and Terry Dupin was arrested 36 hours later, by a response fire from the GIGN.

The prosecutor gave details of the relations which the ex-spouses maintained at the time of the facts, affirming that they “in reality saw each other again”. According to Solène Belaoua, on May 30, Terry Dupin, wearer of an electronic bracelet, “Was with his ex-concubine at Lardin-Saint-Lazare until around 5 pm. He then returned alone to his home in Buisson-de-Cadouin “about fifty km from the home of his ex-partner,” in order to respect his hours of house arrest, “she said.

Later, the young man “discovered that his ex-concubine was in the company of a man at his home” and “it is in this context that he decided to go, armed, to Lardin-Saint-Lazare”, she related.

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