- Associated Press - Thursday, February 8, 2018

LINCOLN COUNTY, W.Va. (AP) - A man accused of shooting a West Virginia State Police trooper has pleaded not guilty.

WCHS-TV reports Jeremiah Yeager is accused of shooting Cpl. David Fry twice last year when Fry tried to enter an apartment to intervene in a domestic situation. Fry was shot in the shoulder and wrist.

Yeager has told the Charleston Gazette-Mail he didn’t know who was outside his apartment and believed someone was trying to break in.

A criminal complaint says police were responding to a domestic call where the victim says Yeager choked her with a phone cord until she passed out.

Yeager pleaded not guilty Tuesday to attempted first-degree murder, two counts of malicious wounding, strangulation and two counts of wanton endangerment.

Yeager returns to court on March 2.

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