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Update #3: Suspect in August 11th Shooting of Two Police Officers in Benton County to Face Multiple Charges
 
08/21/2012
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext 247
gregg.hastings@state.or.us

On Tuesday, August 21, 2012, the Benton County Sheriff's Office released information following an announcement by Benton County District Attorney John Haroldson of his findings on the deputy-involved shooting that occurred August 11, 2012. A copy of the news release is provided in in this link (available for viewing for next 30 days):
 
http://www.flashalertnewswire.net/images/news/2012-08/1002/56958/082112.BCSO.BCDA.update.doc
 
In addition to the District Attorney's announcement, on Monday afternoon, August 20, Oregon State Police Detective Kyle Wilson informed DEMECIO CARDENAS, age 32, that he was under arrest for the following charges:
 
* Attempted Aggravated Murder (2 counts)
* Assault in the First Degree
* Assault in the Third Degree
* Assaulting a Public Safety Officer (2 counts)
* Felon in Possession of a Firearm
* Unlawful Use of a Weapon
* Felony Attempt to Elude in a Vehicle
* Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle
 
CARDENAS is recovering from injuries received during the incident at a Portland-area hospital.
 
Questions regarding future court proceedings on this case should be directed to Benton County District Attorney's Office.
 
Previously released information regarding this case is available within past news releases on our website.
 

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