- Associated Press - Thursday, January 19, 2017

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) - A man who appeared in court in connection with the shooting of a Mount Vernon officer was ordered to have no contact with his fiancée.

KIRO-TV reports (https://goo.gl/t2BlCo ) 44-year-old Ernesto Rivas was scheduled to enter a plea Thursday to the charge of attempted first-degree murder in the shooting of officer Mike McClaughry.

Instead, his arraignment was delayed until next week. Rivas remains jailed on $1 million bail.

A judge granted a no-contact order between Rivas and his fiancée after prosecutors said she may face charges.

A 16-year-old boy, who was arrested with Rivas Dec. 15, was charged Wednesday with attempted murder in connection with a shooting earlier that day.

Court documents say Rivas is charged for allegedly shooting McClaughry outside a home as McClaughry was responding to the first shooting.

The officer remains at a Seattle hospital in critical but stable condition.


Information from: KIRO-TV, htthttps://www.kirotv.com/index.html

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