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Rose Valley Shooting

Posted on 18th April 2013 at 16:06

Michael Steven Jones, 33, is under arrest on a charge of attempted first-degree murder, after he allegedly fired shots at Sheriff’s Deputies during an incident that took place last night, way up on top of Rose Valley Road. Deputies were called to the eight thousand block of Rose Valley Road shortly after 6 yesterday evening, responding to a report that a man armed with a shotgun was threatening people. As the Deputies arrived, the man allegedly fired several rounds in the direction of those officers; fire was returned as the Deputies took cover. Additional resources were called in, including Lower Columbia SWAT. Jones was eventually arrested and booked into the Cowlitz County Jail, where he’s currently being held without bail. No one was hit by any of the rounds fired, and no other injuries were reported. At the request of the Sheriff’s Office, the Longview Police Department is handling the investigation into the Deputies’ discharge of their weapons. Additional details on the incident should be released later today.