A man who allegedly shot and seriously wounded a Klamath County, Ore., sheriff's deputy during a traffic stop was arrested in Chiloquin early Thursday, along with his girlfriend, authorities say.
Dep. Jason Weber was shot in the face and side around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday while conducting a traffic stop on Bisbee Street in Klamath Falls, DA Rob Patridge said. Authorities have not said what the stop was for, reports KTVZ.com.
In a statement, Klamath County Sheriff Frank Skrah said, "Now that the suspects are in custody I want to announce that Deputy Jason Weber, a dedicated deputy sheriff for seven years, was the deputy who is the victim of this brutal shooting. Deputy Weber is with his family at Oregon Health Sciences University currently undergoing surgery under the care of seven physicians and is in serious but stable condition."
Skrah says William Jack Parkerson is charged with attempted aggravated murder with a firearm and first-degree assault with a firearm.
Skrah says Parkerson's girlfriend was also arrested after a manhunt involving nearly every police officer in the state. Karey Leigh Pascoe, 33, faces charges of conspiracy to commit aggravated murder with a firearm and first-degree assault with a firearm.
The sheriff says everyone feels good about the fact that they were taken into custody without any further injuries and no shots fired.