HAMLIN, W.Va. (AP) – The man accused of shooting and wounding a West Virginia State Police trooper has been arraigned on multiple charges.
News outlets report 40-year-old Jeremiah Yeager was arraigned Wednesday on several charges, including domestic assault and attempted murder. His bond was set at $2 million.
Police say Cpl. David Fry was responding early Tuesday morning to a domestic violence call at an apartment complex. Yeager, who was at the apartment, allegedly shot Fry in the shoulder and wrist.
Fry was hospitalized with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. He was released Thursday.
Yeager, who lives in Lincoln County, told the Charleston Gazette-Mail he didn’t know who was outside the apartment. He said he believed someone was trying to break in, and that he fired the gun to protect an unnamed person.