- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 18, 2016

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) - The Latest on the trial involving a man accused of shooting a sheriff’s deputy during a traffic stop (all times local):

5:45 p.m.

A jury has convicted a 31-year-old man of attempted murder for allegedly shooting a deputy.

The Herald and News reports (https://goo.gl/9b335t ) jurors found William Parkerson guilty of attempted murder and first-degree assault on Wednesday after about 30 minutes of deliberations.

Prosecutors say in 2014 Parkerson shot an officer in the face and torso during a traffic stop and fled. Klamath County Sheriff’s Deputy Jason Weber survived the incident and now has a different job.

Defense attorney Michael Bertholf argued the shooter could have been Parkerson but also could have been someone else.

Officials say Parkerson will remain in custody without bail until his sentencing scheduled for August.


10:04 a.m.

A Klamath Falls woman says she was afraid for her life when she helped an acquaintance flee a shooting scene.

The Herald and News reports (https://bit.ly/1WCT4bH) that charges against Karey Pascoe were dropped in exchange for her testimony. She was with 31-year-old William Parkerson when prosecutors say he shot an officer at a traffic stop and fled.

Klamath County Sheriff’s Deputy Jason Weber survived the 2014 incident and has since accepted a different job.

Pascoe told jurors Tuesday that she was pulled over while high on methamphetamine and Parkerson got out of the car and shot the deputy. She says he ordered her to drive off and she felt she had no choice but to comply.

Parkerson has pleaded not guilty to attempted murder and assault.


Information from: Herald and News, https://www.heraldandnews.com

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