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Woman suspected of role in carjacking spree that ended with Clark County sheriff’s deputies fatally shooting another suspect makes court appearance

Incident occurred Saturday in Salmon Creek

By Mia Ryder-Marks, Columbian staff reporter
Published: April 15, 2024, 5:17pm

A woman suspected of being involved in the Saturday carjacking spree that ended with Clark County sheriff’s deputies fatally shooting another suspect appeared Monday in court.

Lyndsey Dawn Jones, 42, is facing an allegation of residential burglary. Court records do not list Jones’ city of residence. Clark County Superior Court Judge Jennifer Snider set bail at $2,500 and scheduled Jones’ arraignment for April 29.

Jones has convictions from 2016 for unauthorized use of a vehicle, criminal driving with a suspended or revoked license, possession of methamphetamine and identity theft, as well as convictions from 2015 for identity theft, attempt to elude and fourth-degree assault, according to Oregon court records.

Authorities have not yet released the identity of the man killed. The Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office will handle the release of his name and cause and manner of death.

Four deputies were placed on critical incident leave, which is standard protocol. Their names will be released later by the Southwest Washington Independent Investigation Team, led by the Vancouver Police Department, which is investigating the shooting.

At 10:38 a.m. Saturday, deputies responded to a reported carjacking in the 9200 block of Northeast 15th Avenue in Hazel Dell, according to a sheriff’s office news release.

The victim told deputies a man and woman stole his van. The victim said the man was armed with a handgun. About 15 minutes later, deputies were dispatched to a store at 14300 N.E 20th Ave., in Salmon Creek, where witnesses reported a man and woman had attempted to carjack another vehicle, the sheriff’s office said.

Deputies found the stolen van from the Hazel Dell carjacking behind the American Legion at 14011 N.E. 20th Ave. Deputies saw the man suspected of the carjackings go into the building. They found him inside and shot him, according to the sheriff’s office.

The man died at the scene. No deputies were injured.

Deputies arrested Jones about 3 p.m. in the 2100 block of Northeast 144th Street, according to court records.

A homeowner in that area said he found Jones hiding in his garage. When he confronted Jones, she reportedly said, “I didn’t even take anything.” As she started to walk away, she reportedly said, “Why do you even have to get involved?” The homeowner called 911 and followed Jones to a nearby business’s parking lot, according to an affidavit of probable cause.

The homeowner told deputies he was aware of the police shooting from earlier in the day and that deputies were still looking for somebody, the affidavit states.