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Suspected Shooter of W.Va. Trooper Held on $2M Bond

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The man accused of shooting and wounding a West Virginia State Police trooper has been arraigned on multiple charges.Prison Bars

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.


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