Ore. state trooper jailed on shooting charge
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
ALBANY, Ore. (AP) -- An Oregon State Police sergeant has been accused of firing a round through the door of his house in Albany, leading to a standoff with officers.
The Albany Democrat-Herald (http://bit.ly/obCTM2 ) reports that 41-year-old Corey John Simons faces charges of reckless endangering and unlawful use of a weapon.
Albany police say they went to Simons' house Sunday night after an acquaintance called them, saying Simons was depressed and she feared he might harm himself.
When police arrived, they heard a shot and called for reinforcements. About three hours later, Simons, alone in the house, gave up. Police say he was taken to the hospital for mental evaluation, jailed and then released.
A State Police spokesman said Tuesday that Simons is on paid leave, and the agency would do an internal investigation.
Information from: Albany Democrat-Herald, http://www.dhonline.com