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Police: Shooting suspect leaves jail, assaults store clerk

Jayme Rodgers, 22, was arrested within a week of his release

A 22-year-old Spokane man facing drive-by shooting charges in a September incident allegedly involving gang ties is accused of assaulting a convenience store manager less than a week after being released on bond.

Jayme Rodgers left jail Feb. 10, according to court records. He had been held there since Sept. 25, a day after allegedly firing a gun at a man emerging from a Hillyard convenience store who said he was targeted because of his blue shoes. The victim identified Rodgers and another man, Thomas Weatherwax, as members of a gang, according to court records.

On Friday, Rodgers entered a gas station near Shadle Park with another man and stared down the clerk, according to court records. When the employee asked the two men to leave, they became violent, throwing objects at him and ripping his shirt. Surveillance video confirmed the clerk’s accusations, investigators said.

Rodgers has already been ordered to pay $10,000 bail for the burglary and assault charges. He was ordered held on $75,000 bond in the drive-by shooting incident on Thursday.

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