February 15, 2010 in Region

Suspect jailed in Washington trooper shooting

Associated Press

LONG BEACH, Wash. — The Washington State Patrol says a suspect has been jailed in the shooting of a trooper at Long Beach.

The patrol said Monday that 45-year-old Martin A. Jones of Seaview was arrested overnight in Long Beach. He was booked into the Pacific County Jail in South Bend for investigation of assault and attempted murder.

The patrol says investigators continue looking for evidence and asking the public for tips about Jones.

Trooper Scott Johnson was shot in the back of the head early Saturday as he was processing a car to be towed.

Trooper Krista Hedstrom said Johnson is being released Monday from a Portland hospital. He still has bullet fragments in his head, and doctors are deciding whether they can be removed.

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