Bandon Shooting Suspect Arrested

YREKA, Calif. — California Highway Patrol troopers arrested a man wanted for shooting a man in Bandon.

Police say 27-year-old James Housego is suspected of shooting 34-year-old Joseph McNeil in the foot and assaulting him on May 2. Officers say he terrorized two other people who were inside the home at the time.

Housego’s vehicle was found in a Walmart parking lot Salem. The Coos County Sheriff’s Office is looking for Hidey Crook, who is also associated with Housego’s vehicle. Deputies would like to interview her.

California Highway Patrol troopers arrested Housego Wednesday morning for charges related to an incident near Yreka Tuesday night. Housego is currently in custody in California.

The Coos County Sheriff’s Office is working with the Coos County District Attorney’s Office to place the shooting charges on Housego so they can bring him back to Coos County. Those charges include first-degree assault, unlawful use of a weapon, unlawful possession of a weapon, first-degree kidnapping, menacing and recklessly endangering another.

Anyone with information about investigation should call the Coos County Sheriff’s Office at 541-396-2016.

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