Attempted Murder Charge, Old Hwy. 42, Myrtle Pt., May 1

CCSO release – Date/Time: April 25th, 2024, around 1:40 am; Case #: 202400009595; Classification: Attempted Murder, Felon in Possession of Firearm, Unlawful use of Firearm, Menacing; Location: Old Highway 42, Myrtle Point, Or. 97458; Suspect(s): Blaine Monson (28). Summary: Convicted Felon Arrested for Attempted Murder After Shooting at Victim in Coos County. On April 25th, 2024, around 1:40 a.m., Sergeant J. Clayburn responded to a call placed to Coos County Dispatch. The caller indicated that the suspect, Blaine Monson (28), had fired a weapon at him on Old Highway 42 in Myrtle Point. During the investigation, Sergeant Clayburn learned that Monson had allegedly fired multiple rounds from a handgun at the victim. The victim was in his vehicle and fled away from Monson. The victim had multiple bullet holes in his vehicle and a flat tire. It was also learned through a records check that Monson was a convicted felon and was not legally allowed to own or possess a firearm. After concluding his investigation, Sergeant Clayburn issued probable cause for Monson’s arrest. Myrtle Point Police Officers assisted in trying to locate Monson, but they were unable to do so. On April 26th, 2024, at 4:49 p.m., Monson was arrested and booked into the Coos County Jail without incident for Sergeant Clayburn’s probable cause. The initial charges were Attempted Assault in the First Degree, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Menacing, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. On April 29th, 2024, Monson was formally charged and arraigned for the crimes of Attempted Murder, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful use of a Weapon, and Menacing. Bail was set at One Million Dollars.

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