February 16, 2010 in City

Suspect jailed in trooper shooting

Associated Press

LONG BEACH, Wash. – A suspect has been jailed in the shooting of a trooper at Long Beach, the Washington State Patrol said Monday.

The WSP said 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.

Investigators continue to look for evidence and are asking the public for tips about Jones, the WSP said.

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 was 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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