As far as a Lafayette Street property owner is concerned, the tenants connected to a drug-related shooting that happened there last week shouldn’t have been living there. Pamela Dearborn, of St. Johnsbury, said she has been trying for almost a year to evict Mark Savary, 53, and Deborah Clark, 62, from the property Dearborn owns at 545 Lafayette St. According to St. Johnsbury Police, Clark witnessed a shooting inside the residence on Jan. 28, and Savary is criminally connected to the crime. About 2 a.m. on Jan. 28, Robert Stamps, 51, was shot in the neck during an altercation police reported was related to a drug deal. A man named Joseph “Lucky” Llano, 22, of Massachusetts, is the shooting suspect. Police charged Savary with helping Llano. A day prior to the shooting, Savary and Clark had been served court papers ordering them to pay the equivalent of two and a half months’ rent. Dearborn said she hasn’t received any money from the tenants since last March.
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