Weber County officials are no longer seeking ownership of the home where one police officer was killed and five others were injured in January.
In a motion filed last week in 2nd District Court, county attorneys cited financial reasons for dropping the forfeiture action on Matthew David Stewart's house at 3268 Jackson Ave. in Ogden.
"The state has determined that the current outstanding liens on the property exceed its fair market value," the motion to dismiss states.
Stewart's home is facing foreclosure as he remains in the Weber County jail, charged with murdering Weber Morgan Narcotics Strike Force Agent Jared Francom and wounding other officers during a Jan. 4 shootout. Police and prosecutors allege Stewart was growing marijuana in the home and were serving a search warrant there when the shooting began.